Hungary's State Audit Office (NAO) has expressed concern that the country's education system risks being “too feminine”
In a new study, the authority warned that Hungary's education could pose demographic challenges and impact the development of boys
“The phenomenon called ‘pink education’ has numerous economic and social consequences,” it wrote
"If education favours feminine traits [such as] emotional and social maturity [and] therefore causes an over-representation of women at university, [gender] equality will be significantly weakened"
The state body -- which is close to nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orbán -- also warned that men who are more inclined to take risks and be entrepreneurial will not be able to fully develop their potential
The NAO report stated that this can lead to "mental and behavioural problems" when their creativity and innovation are "necessary for the optimal development of the economy"
The audit office also says that “pink education” could cause “demographical problems” as educated women would be unable to find similarly educated spouses, “which could lead to a decline in fertility”
The study -- issued last month -- was first published by the Nepszava newspaper on Thursday
Like in many European countries, Hungary's teaching profession is dominated by women (82%)