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Research staff


Anikó Balogh
Balogh, Anikó researcher
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Anikó Bernát
Anikó Bernát, 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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Tamás Keller
Tamás Keller, researcher
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Krisztián Pósch
Krisztián Pósch, researcher
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Blanka Szeitl
Blanka Szeitl, researcher
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Annamária Tátrai
Annamária Tátrai, researcher
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TÁRKI 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.


Board of Directors


Tamás Kolosi
Tamás Kolosi, founder and president of TÁRKI
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István György Tóth
István György Tóth, C.E.O. of TÁRKI
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Iván Szelényi
Iván Szelényi, scientific advisor
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Senior Staff


Zoltán Fábián
Zoltán Fábián, senior researcher
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András Gábos
András Gábos, senior researcher
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Róbert Iván Gál
Róbert Iván Gál, senior researcher
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Márton Medgyesi
Márton Medgyesi
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Péter Róbert
Péter Róbert, 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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Péter Szivós
Péter Szivós, managing director
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András Gábos

András Gábos András Gábos (PhD in sociology) has been working as a researcher for TÁRKI (Tárki Social Research Institute) since 1 of January 2000. The main research field of interest are: fertility effects of intergenerational transfers, cost of children, work incentive effects of family policies, poverty (especially child poverty) and income inequality. He is a regular author of publications edited by TÁRKI, analysing the household surveys conducted by the same institute.

He has been participating in several European projects. Gábos was a member of the Hungarian team in the CHER (FP5, 2000-2003) project, and he is participating in other projects: AHEAD (FP6, 2004-2007), AIM (2005-2008), WORKCARE (FP6, 2006-2009), I-CUE (FP6, 2005-), GINI (FP7, 2010-2013), ImPRovE (2012-2015), InGRID (2013-2016), STYLE (2014-2017) and Social Situation Observatory (DG EMPL, 2005-). He made assistance for the LIS project during the lissification of TARKI Household Monitor survey from years 2000 and 2005.

He coordinated the Hungarian team's research efforts within the WORKCARE project. He also coordinated the one-year project 'Study on child poverty' (DG EMPL, December 2008 - December 2009; leader: TÁRKI, consortium partners: Applica, University of Essex, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research).

Gábos graduated as a mechanical engineer in 1992 at the Technical University of Cluj. He finished his studies as an expert on political sciences at Századvég Politikai Iskola (Budapest School of Politics) in 1996. He started his Ph.D. in sociology in the same year (1996) at the Budapest University of Economics (now Corvinus University of Budapest) His thesis on fertility effects of Hungarian family benefit system was accepted in November 2005. He participated at the ICPSR Summer School (Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA) in 2001, studying Regression Analysis and Categorical Data Analysis.

András Gábos was co-author of the book Apák és fiúk és unokák (Osiris, Budapest: 2003) edited by Róbert I. Gál. He is also author and co-author of several studies published in Hungarian periodicals (Esély, Statisztikai Szemle, Századvég).

Publications (selected list)


2013: Succesful policy mixes to tackle child poverty: an EU-wide comparison. AIAS, GINI Discussion Paper 76.

2011: Material deprivation among children. Social Situation Observatory – Income distribution and living conditions, Research note 7/2011. Co-authors: Erhan Özdemir and Terry Ward.

2011: Child well-being in the European Union: Better monitoring instruments for better policies. Budapest: TÁRKI. Editor and author. Co-author: István György Tóth.

2010: Child poverty and child well-being in the European Union. Report prepared by TÁRKI and Applica for the DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities (Unite E.2) of the European Commission, Budapest. Co-editor (with István György Tóth and Terry Ward) and co-author.

2009: (co-authors Róbert Iván Gál and Gábor Kézdi) The effects of child-related benefits and pensions on fertility by birth order. Population Studies, Vol. 63(3): 215-231.

2008: (co-author: Marianna Kopasz) Demographic processes. In: Tóth, I. Gy. (ed): European Social Report. Budapest: TÁRKI, 15-50.

2008: The Role of Time-Flexibility in Managing Work and Care, Report for WorkCare Project (FP6), Work Package 6, Budapest: TÁRKI. Manuscript.

2007: Policies for reducing child poverty - a review of the literature. In: Social Situation Observatory (SSO): Child poverty and ethnic minorities. Research Paper, April 2007.

2005: Gender differences in poverty in an international comparison: an analysis of the Laeken indicators. In: Nagy, I., M. Pongrácz,I. Gy. Tóth (2005) (ed.): Changing roles – report on the situation of women and men in Hungary, 2005. Budapest: TÁRKI Social Research Institute. 117-131.

2005: (co-authors Róbert Iván Gál and Gábor Kézdi): Fertility effects of the pension system and other intergenerational transfers. Paper prepared for the 5th International Workshop of the Project on Intergenerational Equity (PIE). Tokyo, March 10-12, 2005. 6 June 2006. Open (external link, pdf).

2004: (co-author: Péter Szivós) Poverty in Hungary on the Eve of Entry to the EU. In: Kolosi, T., I.Gy. Tóth and Gy. Vukovich (eds.): Social Report 2004. Budapest: TÁRKI, 96-120.

2003: (co-author: Péter Szivós): Poverty dynamics among families with children in Europe. CHER Working Paper 10, CEPS/INSTEAD, Differdange, G-D. Luxembourg,  6 June 2006. Open (external link).

2002: (co-author Péter Szivós) The share of unemployment benefits within household incomes. In: Fazekas, Károly - Jenõ Koltay (eds): The Hungarian Labour Market – review and analysis 2002. Budapest: Institute of Economics, Hungarian Employment Foundation, 206-213.