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Anik Balogh
Balogh, Anikó researcher
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Anik Bernt
Anik Bernt, researcher
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Anna B. Kis
Anna B. Kis, researcher
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Reka Branyiczki
Reka Branyiczki, researcher
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Tams Keller
Tams Keller, researcher
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Krisztin Psch
Krisztin Psch, researcher
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Blanka Szeitl
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Annamria Ttrai
Annamria Ttrai, researcher
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TRKI Social Research Inc. is an independent, employee-owned research organisation that specialises in policy research in the fields of social policy and the social consequences of economic policies. This includes related data-collection, archiving and statistical activities. We recently increased our involvement in the areas of strategic market research and health policy analysis. In addition, we regularly contribute to basic research, in the areas of social stratification and inequality, and to the methodology of empirical social research.


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Tams Kolosi
Tams Kolosi, founder and president of TRKI
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Istvn Gyrgy Tth
Istvn Gyrgy Tth, C.E.O. of TRKI
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Ivn Szelnyi
Ivn Szelnyi, scientific advisor
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Zoltn Fbin
Zoltn Fbin, senior researcher
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Andrs Gbos
Andrs Gbos, senior researcher
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Rbert Ivn Gl
Rbert Ivn Gl, senior researcher
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Mrton Medgyesi
Mrton Medgyesi
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Pter Rbert
Pter Rbert, senior researcher
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Endre Sik
Endre Sik, senior researcher
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Bori Simonovits
Bori Simonovits, senior researcher
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Pter Szivs
Pter Szivs, managing director
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Ive Marx

Ive Marx Ive Marx took degrees in Political and Social Sciences and in Economics. He directs research on minimum income protection and poverty, especially in relation to labour market change and migration at the Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy. He is Associate Professor at the University of Antwerp and Chair of the Department of Sociology there. He is a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor IZA in Bonn. He was involved in the European Low Wage Research Network (LoWER) that ran from 1996 until 2008. He is also involved in the EQUALSOC Network of Excellence and he currently coordinates the Policy Work Package within the FP7 GINI Project. He is stream leader and work package coordinator in the FP7 project IMPROVE. His main research interest is labour market and welfare state change in relation to the distribution of income, with a particular focus on poverty. He has published extensively on the issue of in-work poverty and minimum income protection. He has published books and book chapters with Amsterdam University Press, Oxford University Press, Routledge, Edward Elgar and other publishers. Journal articles have appeared in International Labour Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Social Policy, European Journal of Industrial Relations, Journal of Common Market Studies, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Ethical Perspectives, European Journal of Social Security, Journal of European Social Policy. He has acted as a consultant for the European Commission and the OECD in various capacities and also for the ILO, the World Bank, and other organisations. The volume 'Minimum Income Protection in Flux', co-edited with Kenneth Nelson (SOFI) has appeared in Palgrave Macmillan's Work and Welfare Series in 2013. He is co-editor of a two volume book on changing inequalities and societal impacts published with Oxford University Press in 2014.

Selected publications

Nolan, B. and Marx, I. (2001), Low pay and household poverty, in Gregory, M., Salverda, W. and Bazen, S., Low wage employment: A European Perspective, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Marx, I. (2001), “Job subsidies and cuts in employers' social security contributions: The verdict of empirical evaluation studies", in International Labour Review, 140 (1): 69-85.

Cantillon, B., Marx, I., Van den Bosch, K. (2003), The Puzzle of Egalitarianism: About the Relationships between Employment, Wage Inequality, Social Expenditure and Poverty. European Journal of Social Security, 5 (2), p.108-127.

Roemer, J., Aaberge, R., Colombino, U., Fritzell, J., Jenkins, S.J., Marx, I., Page, M., Pommer, E., Ruiz-Castillo, J., San Segundo, M.J., Tranaes, T., Wagner, G., Zubiro, I. (2003), 'To what extent do fiscal regimes equalize opportunities for income acquisition among citizens?', Journal of Public Economics, 87, p.539-565.

Cantillon, B. and I. Marx (eds.) (2005), International Co-operation in Social Security: How to Cope with Globalisation, Antwerp-Oxford: Intersentia, 267p.

Marx. I. (2007) ‘The Dutch Miracle Revisited: The Impact of Employment Growth on Poverty”, in Journal of Social Policy, 36 (3): 383-397.

Marx, I. (2007), A New Social Question? On Minimum Income Protection in the Post-Industrial Era, Amsterdam University Press/ Chicago University Press, 282p.

Lohman, H. and I. Marx (2008), ‘The different faces of in-work poverty across welfare state regimes’, in H.J. Andrez and H. Lohmann, The Working Poor in Europe; Employment, Poverty and Globalization, London: Edward Elgar.

Marx, I and G. Verbist (2008) ‘Combating in-work poverty in Europe: the policy options assessed’ in in H.J. Andrez and H. Lohmann, The Working Poor in Europe; Employment, Poverty and Globalization, London: Edward Elgar.

Marx, I. and G. Verbist (2008), ‘When famialism fails: the nature and causes of in-work poverty in Belgium’, in in H.J. Andrez and H. Lohmann, The Working Poor in Europe; Employment, Poverty and Globalization, London: Edward Elgar.

Nolan,B. and I.Marx (2009), ‘Inequality, Poverty and Social Exclusion’, in Salverda, Nolan and Smeeding, Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Marx, I. (2009):’Belgium: a post-Bismarckian welfare state looking for a way out of ‘welfare without work’ , in Schubert et al., European Welfare Systems; New York: Routledge

Hemerijck, A. and I. Marx (2010), Recalibrating Continental Welfare in Belgium and the Netherlands, forthcoming in Palier, B. (ed.), The Politics of Reform in Continental Welfare Systems. Amsterdam University Press/ Chicago University Press

Van Rie, T., Marx, I. and Horemans, J. (2011). Ghent Revisited. Unemployment insurance and union membership in Belgium and the Nordic countries. European Journal of Industrial Relations 17(2):125-139

Corluy, V., Marx, I. en Verbist, G. (2011) ‘The impact of nationality acquisition on the labour market position of migrants in Belgium’, International Journal of Comparative Sociology:52(4):350-368

Marx, I., Vanhille, J., Verbist, G. (2012) ‘Combating in-work poverty in Continental Europe: an investigation using the Belgian case’, in Journal of Social Policy 41(1):19-41

Van Rie, T, Marx, I. (2012) ‘The EU at work? The European Employment Strategy from crisis to crisis’, Journal of Common Market Studies 50:2 (2012): 335-356 Marx, I. and Nelson, K. eds. (2012), Minimum Income Protection in Flux, Palgrave Macmillan.

Marx, I., Vandenbroucke, P. & Verbist, G. (2012) ‘Will rising employment levels bring lower poverty : Regression based simulations of the Europe 2020 target’ in Journal of European Social Policy, December 22 (5):472-486.

Marx, I. and B. Nolan (2013), In-work poverty, in B. Cantillon and F. Vandenbroucke, For Better For Worse. For Richer For Poorer. Labour market participation, social redistribution and income poverty in the EU. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Marx, I. (2013), “Why Direct Income Redistribution Matters if We Are Really Concerned with Reducing Poverty” INTERECONOMICS, Vol 48, No. 6· November/December 2013

Salverda, W. Nolan, B. Checci,D. Marx, I. McKnight, A., Toth, I. and H. Vander Werfhorst (eds.) (2014) Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Analytical and Comparative Perspectives, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Salverda, W. Nolan, B. Checci,D. Marx, I. McKnight, A., Toth, I. and H. Vander Werfhorst (eds.) (2014), Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries’ Experiences Oxford: Oxford University Press

Marchal, S., Marx, I. and N. Van Mechelen (2014) ‘The Great Wake-Up Call? Social citizenship and minimum income provisions in Europe in times of crisis.’, Journal of Social Policy 43 (2), 247-267

Marx, I., Nolan, B., Olivera, J. (2015) The Welfare State and Anti-Poverty Policy in Rich Countries in: Handbook of Income Distribution, Volume 2, edited by A.B. Atkinson and F. Bourguignon