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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.


Call 3 - Expert workshop on framework and methods for indicator building for various vulnerable groups

Budapest, 27-29 November 2013, organised by TRKI
Contact e-mail: ews@tarki.hu ; non-stop mobile phone: +36 30 333 2763


General information

The aim of the Expert Workshop is twofold. First, the event aims to discuss in general the conceptual frames, the structure and the dissemination aspects of existing indicator databases in the field of poverty, living conditions and well-being. The second aim of the workshop is directly related to the research activity within the poverty pillar of the InGRID project. Accordingly, the concept paper of the IPOLIS (Integrated Poverty and Living Conditions Indicator System) will be discussed with the involvement of the workshop participants.

The first day of the meeting will be dedicated to the discussion of general conceptual and methodological indicator database issues, also in relation with the development of IPOLIS; the second day to the discussion of the three easy-to-reach vulnerable groups (children, youth, elderly); while the third day will focus on specific issues (policy indicators, data visualisation, etc.).

The IPOLIS database is conceived as an integrated poverty and living conditions indicator system with the aim to improve the infrastructure for analysing and monitoring the situation of most vulnerable groups, most notably the following:
  • easy-to-reach groups: (a) children (0-17 years), (b) youth (15-30 years), and (c) older people (65+ years);
  • hard-to-identify groups: (d) migrants, (e) Roma, (f) travellers;
  • hard-to-reach groups: (g) institutionalised people, (h) undocumented immigrants and (i) homeless people.
Within the InGRID project a full and integrated monitoring database will be produced for the easy-to-reach groups, including a data visualisation tool. For the other vulnerable groups protocols will be developed for the creation of a database in a later phase. For all the above-mentioned groups the EU2020 poverty target and the issue of intergenerational transmission of poverty are horizontal aspects of prime importance. IPOLIS will consist ofpoverty indicators (like regular outcome indicators of poverty and living conditions, attitudes and values related to poverty and income distribution), structural indicators(population, macro-economics, policy, institutions, etc.), a set of measures derived frommicro-level micro-simulation methods, and, finally, contextual indicators. The database will be constructed on the basis of different cross-national comparative data sources, including surveys and administrative data.