Household Lifecourse Survey Project (HÉV)

The Household Lifecourse Survey Project (HÉV) was supported by the NKTH Jedlik programme. The aim of the project was to explore changes to Hungarian households with the help of a panel sample.
HÉV is both a unique methodological opportunity and challenge in that we aim to locate the 2,500 household that took part in the 1992 Hungarian Household Panel's research sample. The biggest challenge from a data collection perspective is for us to find those people The research aim is to obtain comprehensive knowledge of the Hungarian population's situation regarding income, assets, and labor market, as well as changes in attitudes. Beyond presenting basic information (which we have made public through various announcements), we will establish a database that will enable modelling of social policy and scientific international comparative examinations.
The research results will be useful for economic and sociological analyses as well as providing new knowledge about the structure of Hungarian society. One research result will be the establishment of a micro-database based on the newly collected data, which will be compatible with TARKI's 1992 household database. By this means, the dynamics of post-communist Hungarian social structure will be accessible for examination over a longer term. The applied panel methodology also enables researchers, by examining individual and household lifecourses over longer periods, to analyse the effects of joining the European Union on households and the micro-level conditions of societal economic competitiveness.

More information about the project in Hungarian...