Is being a mother of four a full-time job? Hungary issues family questionnaire

The Hungarian government is sending out forms that ask voters 10 questions about family policies.

The first question asks if they agree that Hungary should address its population decline by increasing support for families instead of through immigration.

Other topics on the questionnaire include subsidies for young married couples; whether family subsidies should continue to be tied to employment; recognising mothers raising at least four children as having full-time jobs; and “the right of children to a mother and father”.

The Hungarian Parliament Building on the banks of the Danube (Adam Davy/PA)

Since returning to power in 2010, Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban has carried out “national consultations” on issues ranging from migration to a new constitution.

Mr Orban said they strengthen democratic practices.

Hungary’s Viktor Orban (Markku Ulander/AP)

Critics say the questions and possible answers are one-sided and politically biased.

The forms must be returned by December 21.

- Press Association

More on this topic

Lindsay Woods: Easter break is like the amuse-bouche to the main event, the summer holidays

Learning Points: What to do when it turns out your child is the bully

‘Half of Irish mothers’ feel failure over ‘picture perfect’ parenting culture

Living the first year in the parent trap

More in this Section

Netflix release trailer for When They See Us

Airline finds owl napping in a plane engine as it performed pre-flight checks

Donkey returned to owner after being found in middle of Chicago road

Old Masters - See what these Scottish pensioners have done to their city


Lifestyle

Review: Theatre, Ulster American

Review: Beyoncé, Homecoming

Wish List: Mellow yellow in the bedroom and beyond

10 ways to help protect your child’s online reputation

More From The Irish Examiner