Attitudes of the informal payments in Hungary


Subject, topic, and purpose of the research: Parasolvency is a huge problem in numerous country and Hungary is not an exeption. At present, accepting or asking for gratitude money is a criminal offense in Hungary. Against this background, the 1997 CLIV on Health. Act 138 / A. § (1) provides that: health care workers may not request or accept any benefits in connection with the health care service other than the statutory fee.

We are talking about a phenomenon that has been present in people’s lives for decades, it is wrong and yet society insists on it. What is the reason for this?

The situation was not always so clear, there were periods contrary to the example mentioned above. In this article we highlighted the historical antecedents of gratitude money.


History, Inequalities, Healtcare

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