Study goals

The Growing Up in Hungary is a large-scale longitudinal survey initiated by the Hungarian Demographic Research Institute (HDRI) of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (HCSO), with the objective to provide a comprehensive overview of children growing up in Hungary, and the influencing factors.

The study seeks to catch the various aspects of child development: physical, cognitive and emotional development, health, welfare, accomplishment and mobility. The study also aims to define the interacting factors that greatly affect the upbringing, and to reveal the underlying mechanisms. Such variables include the environmental factors of family and society, the social/original differences, the health status, the psychological characteristics, and the institutional provisions, employment situation, lifestyle, expectations and plans of the family raising the child.

The research focuses on three main areas:

  • Demographic features
  • Health and development
  • Social background features