The Hungarian Social Report 2019 is now released

The 2019 edition (the first in English since 2004, the year of Hungary's accession to the EU) of the bi-annual Hungarian Social Report series provides a cross section overview of various aspects of the current Hungarian society, and it also presents time series analyses of societal changes in the three historic decades of the post-communist Hungary. The book pays particular attention on social structure and mobility, health status, education and housing conditions as well as on attitudes and political preferences.

Tárki ranks high again on the 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report

The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program of the University of Pennsylvania conducts research annually on think tanks all over the world. The Global Go To Think Tank Index Report summarizes the results by categorizing and listing world leading think tanks. We appear on 7 listings of the annual report this year.

Decent Incomes for All. Improving Policies in Europe - a new book from Oxford University Press, with contributions of Tarki staff.

Published by Oxford University Press, the authors of the new book (edited by Bea Cantillon, Tim Goedemé, and John Hills), shed new light on recent poverty trends in the European Union and the corresponding responses by European welfare states. They analyze the effect of social and fiscal policies before, during, and after the recent economic crisis and study the impact of alternative policy packages on poverty and inequality. Tarki staff contributed to Chapter 1 on reference budgets and Chapter 2 on employment and poverty dynamics before, during, and after the crisis in Europe.

New book on "Rent-Seekers, Profits, Wages and Inequality"

The book of Iván Szelényi (Tárki board member, Yale and NYU Emeritus Professor), co-authored with Péter Mihályi (Professor at CEU and Corvinus University), published by Palgrave Macmillan, provides a timely contribution to contemporary debates about inequality of incomes and wealth. It focuses on the top earning 20% of society (rather than the top 1 or 0.1%), addresses the role of rent in issues such as class reproduction, wealth, sources of social instability and inequality, and provides a “post-classical” narrative of political economy.

The final report of our research on trust in institutions has been published

Commissioned by Eurofound, the project aimed to analyze trends of trust in national and EU institutions. The final report of the research, titled Societal change and trust in institutions is written by Zsolt Boda, Márton Medgyesi, Nicole Fondeville and Erhan Özdemir. It focuses on patterns of change since the turn of this century, and possible explanations for these patterns at national and EU level.

Webinar FAIR data in practice: From FAIRy tale to FAIR enough

FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable

The webinar will start with a short introduction on FAIR data, its status and use within the scientific community. The first part will consist of a presentation of the FAIR data checklist for researchers. This checklist is designed to support researchers with little experience in depositing and sharing their data digitally. The demonstration of the checklist during the webinar will show how the researcher is guided through questions that help assess the degree to which her or his data is deposited in a FAIR way.

Invitation to CESSDA Webinar - Data in Europe: Poverty

A free webinar for anyone interested in data for research on poverty. Hosted by the CESSDA training group, this one-hour webinar will explore data available for researching poverty and its impact. The webinar will include three presentations with time for questions. 

A Broken Social Elevator? How to Promote Social Mobility

Driven by the efforts of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to develop a “people-centred growth model”  a major account of social mobility trends in OECD countries came out of the press most recently (Paris: OECD, 2018). The current report is the fourth in a series of OECD flagship publications on trends, causes, consequences and remedies for growing inequalities. The Hungary data for each of these reports come from household surveys carried out by Tarki Social Research Institute.