A recent government-commissioned study has found vulnerability to poverty among Hungarian households has declined over the past year. Károly Czibere, state secretary for social affairs and cohesion, told a conference that trends cited by Tárki research institute were underpinned by Central Statistical Office data for 2013 and 2014. Czibere insisted that three government measures had helped declining poverty trends: the enhanced fostered jobs scheme, cuts to household utility bills and the bailout of borrowers with foreign-currency loans. These were steps that had a significant impact on income and poverty indicators, he said, adding however that the jobs scheme and cuts to household bills offered only limited solutions to some households. However, in some groups such as families with three or more children, in the 65-plus age group, in single-earner and female-earner families, the risk of poverty increased in the two years to 2014. Poverty declined in households with a single child and in those with more than two adults.