The most recent research programme on social stratification in Hungary concludes that social and material advantages and disadvantages are not evenly distributed throughout Hungarian society (Kolosi et al. reviewed by Andorka, 1984). It has been found, for example, that although families' situations were determined by a multiplicity of material and non-material components, advantages in one respect tended to be reinforced by advantages in other; conversely, disadvantages reinforce rather than cancel each other out.