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Birth Rate Rises in the First Ten Months, Fewer Deaths

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.11.25.

In the first ten months of 2020, the rate of population decline slowed, with the birth rate rising by 4.7 percent and the death rate declining by 1.5 percent compared with the same period last year, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Wednesday.

Fully 77,596 children were born in Jan-Oct, 3,499 more than a year earlier. Notwithstanding a big increase in the number of deaths in October, the death rate declined over the period as a whole, the KSH noted. Fully 106,723 people died, 1,583 fewer than in the same period last year.

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A new petition calls up the government to implement 30 days of paternity leave after child birth, instead of the five-day-long period currently in effect, in accordance with to the Hungarian government’s “family-friendly” slogans.  EU institutions approved the directive about the establishment of the ten-day minimum paternity leave for the whole of the EU in […]Continue reading

Meanwhile, the number of marriages increased by an annual 2,541 to 60,333 in the period.