The Handbook of World Families provides a cross-cultural perspective on the family by examining family life in 25 countries worldwide. The countries included in this volume are organized by six world regions including Africa, Asia/South Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America - offering readers the most thorough and balanced cross-cultural examination of world families available. Editors Bert N. Adams and Jan Trost, along with contributions by top family studies experts from around the world, ensure reliable, cutting-edge research and perspectives.
Chapter 14: Families in Hungary
Families in Hungary
People and Nation
Hungary lies in eastern Central Europe, a territory of 93,000 sq km, with a population of 10.15 million. Ethnic Hungarians make up 96.6% of the population. Other ethnic groups living in the country, including Germans, Slovaks, and Romanians, represent a low 3.4% of the population. At the same time, it is estimated that around 3 million ethnic Hungarians live in neighboring countries, which include Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, and Austria. This is the result of the 1920 Treaty of Trianon marking the end of World War I, which reduced Hungary to 42% of its previous size.
The Romas are the largest ethnic minority in Hungary. They are estimated to make up 5% of 6% of the population. The Romas ...