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More Babies for the State: The “Carefare” Regime of Anti-Liberal Hungary

More Babies for the State: The “Carefare” Regime of Anti-Liberal Hungary The billboard reads: “Baby loan for young married couples (Family Protection Action Plan).” Eva Fodor 1062460 NLFXXX10.1177/10957960211062460New Labor ForumFodor research-article2021 New Labor Forum 2022, Vol. 31(1) 34 –41 More Babies for the State: Copyright © 2021, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: The “Carefare” Regime sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/10957960211062460 DOI: 10.1177/10957960211062460 of Anti-Liberal Hungary journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Eva Fodor Keywords gender inequality, democratic backsliding, Hungary, East Central Europe, welfare state, crisis of care, pronatalism, illiberal In the past decade, Hungary introduced a new itself. Hence, the need for global attention to set of policies which profoundly transformed changes in gender relations, of which Hungary’s the principles of social rights and the logic of carefare regime sets an alarming trend. access to social benefits. The terms “workfare” Viktor Orbán and his coalition government, and “prisonfare” have been used to describe FIDESZ-KDNP, gained power in Hungary in recent trends in the United States and other neo- 2010 and has been reelected twice in the decade liberal-leaning welfare states because participa- since. Political scientists have extensively tion in state-mandated work programs, described and analyzed his illiberal rule in occasionally incarceration, have increasingly recent years. Researchers note significant vio- replaced http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

More Babies for the State: The “Carefare” Regime of Anti-Liberal Hungary

New Labor Forum , Volume 31 (1): 8 – Jan 1, 2022

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The billboard reads: “Baby loan for young married couples (Family Protection Action Plan).” Eva Fodor 1062460 NLFXXX10.1177/10957960211062460New Labor ForumFodor research-article2021 New Labor Forum 2022, Vol. 31(1) 34 –41 More Babies for the State: Copyright © 2021, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: The “Carefare” Regime sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/10957960211062460 DOI: 10.1177/10957960211062460 of Anti-Liberal Hungary journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Eva Fodor Keywords gender inequality, democratic backsliding, Hungary, East Central Europe, welfare state, crisis of care, pronatalism, illiberal In the past decade, Hungary introduced a new itself. Hence, the need for global attention to set of policies which profoundly transformed changes in gender relations, of which Hungary’s the principles of social rights and the logic of carefare regime sets an alarming trend. access to social benefits. The terms “workfare” Viktor Orbán and his coalition government, and “prisonfare” have been used to describe FIDESZ-KDNP, gained power in Hungary in recent trends in the United States and other neo- 2010 and has been reelected twice in the decade liberal-leaning welfare states because participa- since. Political scientists have extensively tion in state-mandated work programs, described and analyzed his illiberal rule in occasionally incarceration, have increasingly recent years. Researchers note significant vio- replaced

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Published: Jan 1, 2022

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