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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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Róbert Iván Gál

Róbert Iván Gál









Study on the Social Protection Systems in the 13 Applicant Countries


The research was commissioned by the Gesellschaft für versicherungswissenschaft und -gestaltung (GVG) for the European Commission, Employment and Social Affairs DG. The project was coordinated by Winnfried Schmael and Sabine Horstmann (GVG). TARKI's job was to prepare the Hungary country study.

Purpose of the research
In its efforts to prepare for enlargement, the Commission is considering how to improve its knowledge of the challenges to social cohesion, and strategic policy responses adopted in applicant countries to tackle such challenges. This is a first step, in preparation of the task of introducing the new Member States into the on going process of exchange of good practice within the Union. With that purpose, a series of studies will be drawn up with the aim of describing and analysing the social protection systems in the 13 applicant countries and the basis of a common methodology, identifying the major challenges in the current social, economic and demographic context, assessing recent reform efforts and highlighting major current issues for further reform.

Time frame: 2002 January – 2003 January.

TARKI's contribution to the project:
Gál, R.I., Mogyorósy, Zs., Szende, Á. and Szivós, P. (2003): Study on the social protection systems in the 13 applicant countries – Hungary country study. In: GVG (ed.): Social protection in the candidate countries. Berlin: AKA, 42.