Income Inequality and Mobility in Hungary 1992-96

Innocenti Occasional Papers, Economic Policy Series 64

Income Inequality and Mobility in Hungary 1992-96
  • Format
  • Author(s)
    • Galasi, Peter;
  • Publisher
    • UNICEF ICDC, Florence
  • Date of Publication
    • 1998
  • Pages
    • 34
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 41U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English


The first half of the 1990s brought major changes to Hungary. The positive sides of the transformation in the Hungarian economy and society were accompanied by less welcome aspects - a sharp fall in GDP, double-digit unemployment and falling real incomes. How have children fared in these circumstances? This paper considers the changing position of children in the Hungarian income distribution, comparing it to that of the elderly - another potentially vulnerable group whose incomes, like those of households with children, are a concern for policymakers.


Thematic area

Countries in Transition   / 


child welfare   /  economic transition   /  income distribution   /  vulnerable groups   /