Hungary’s State Audit Workplace (NAO) has expressed concern that the nation’s schooling system dangers being “too female”.
In a brand new examine, the authority warned that Hungary’s schooling may pose demographic challenges and impression the event of boys.
“The phenomenon referred to as ‘pink schooling’ has quite a few financial and social penalties,” it wrote.
“If schooling favours female traits [such as] emotional and social maturity [and] subsequently causes an over-representation of girls at college, [gender] equality will likely be considerably weakened.”
The state physique — which is near nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orbán — additionally warned that males who’re extra inclined to take dangers and be entrepreneurial won’t be able to totally develop their potential.
The NAO report said that this could result in “psychological and behavioural issues” when their creativity and innovation are “vital for the optimum growth of the financial system”.
The audit workplace additionally says that “pink schooling” may trigger “demographical issues” as educated girls can be unable to search out equally educated spouses, “which may result in a decline in fertility”.
The examine — issued final month — was first printed by the Nepszava newspaper on Thursday.
Like in lots of European nations, Hungary’s instructing career is dominated by girls (82%).
However the examine has been slammed by liberal opposition MP Endre Toth, who stated on Fb that speak of masculine and female qualities was “full scientific nonsense”.
“It’s time to take off the glasses of the final century,” he added.
Hungarian PM Orbán has promoted a “conservative revolution” since returning to energy in 2010 and has pledged to encourage the start price whereas denigrating immigration and banning LGBTQ content material for youngsters.
In 2019, the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Commissioner famous ” a regression of girls’s rights and gender equality in Hungary”.
Though Hungary just lately swore in a feminine president — Katalin Novak — justice minister Judit Varga is the one lady within the authorities.
The nation additionally ranks second to final within the European Union when it comes to the variety of feminine MPs (12.6%), forward of Malta.