Social Report

Tárki Social Research Institute publishes the Social Report series every two years since 1990. These reports produce, present and interpret quantitative information on well-being and progress in the Hungarian society and contribute to better-informed evidence-based policy making.

With this, Tárki forms part of the long-standing tradition of social reporting in Europe

The Social Report series gained a high level of reputation among Hungarian and international audience as well. The analyses presented are used by the media, public administration and in educational institutions as well. In the 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report by the University of Pennsylvania, the Social Report 2016 was listed among the 50 “Best Policy Study-Report Produced by a Think Tank”.

All the chapters of the Social Report series can be downloaded from our Hungarian website.

From the English editions, the table of contents of the 1990 and 1998 editions and all the chapters of the 2004 and 2019 editions are available here. The English abstract of the Társadalmi riport 2016 (Social report 2016)  can be downloaded below as well.

Previous English volumes, view tables of content:

Social Report 2019

Title of the book: Hungarian Social Report 2019
Name and address of the publisher: TÁRKI Social Research Institute, 1112 Budapest, Budaörsi út 45. Hungary
Person responsible for the publishing: István György Tóth , director
Person responsible for the editing: István György Tóth
ISSN 2631-1313

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CONTENTS

Introduction
István György Tóth 

PART I. SOCIAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC INDICATORS

1. Demographic trends: fertility, mortality, ageing 
Zsolt Spéder 

2. Correlations between household structure and level of education 
István Harcsa – Judit Monostori 

3. Poverty and social exclusion in Hungary and the EU
Réka Branyiczki – András Gábos – Péter Szivós 

4. Are we far from Europe – divergence or convergence?
Tamás Kolosi – Péter Szivós

PART II. SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND SOCIAL MOBILITY

5. Social classes and the self-image of society
Tamás Kolosi – Krisztián Pósch 

6. The upper middle class: a new aristocracy? 
Posing the question for post-communist Hungary
István György Tóth – Iván Szelényi 

7. Intergenerational educational mobility in European societies 
Before and After the Crisis

Péter Róbert 

8. Increasing outward migration – opportunities, hopes 
and labour market impacts

Ágnes Hárs 

PART III. VULNERABLE GROUPS

9. The situation of young people in Europe during and after the economic crisis
Márton Medgyesi 

10. Poverty dynamics during the economic crisis in Hungary
Réka Branyiczki – András Gábos 

11. Integration of the Roma in Hungary in the 2010s
Anikó Bernát 

PART IV. NON-MATERIAL WELL-BEING

12. Educational achievement in social and international contexts
Benő Csapó – József Balázs Fejes – László Kinyó – Edit Tóth 

13. Health status, health inequalities in international comparison
Éva Orosz – Zsófia Kollányi 

14. Housing market and housing indicators 
József Hegedűs – Eszter Somogyi – Nóra Teller 

PART V. VALUES AND ATTITUDES

15. The rule of law, legal consciousness and compliance
András Jakab – György Gajduschek 

16. Attitudes towards migration and migration policies 
in Hungary and Europe (2014–18)

Bori Simonovits – Blanka Szeitl 

17. The 2018 Hungarian national elections
Gábor Tóka 

18. Institutional trust in Hungary and the countries of the EU
Márton Medgyesi – Zsolt Boda 

19. Russia in Hungarian public opinion
Péter Krekó 

The authors of the volume

The 2019 edition was funded by the State Secretariat for Social Affairs and Social Inclusion at the Ministry of Human
Capacities. 

Social Report 2016

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Social Report 2004

Introduction

Tamás Kolosi, István György Tóth and György Vukovich

Part I: Social indicators, social structure

Hungarian Society Reflected in Indicators(Erzsébet Bukodi, István Harcsa and György Vukovich) Language Editor: Clive Liddiard-Maár
Project Editor: Ildikó Nagy
ISSN 1419-9793
Published by TÁRKI, Budapest 2004

Social Report 1998

Edited by: Tamás Kolosi, István György Tóth, György Vukovich
  Project co-ordinator: Ildikó Nagy
ISSN 1419-9793
Published by TÁRKI, Budapest

Table of Contents

CONTRIBUTORS

INTRODUCTION

     Tamás Kolosi – István György Tóth – György Vukovich

SOCIAL INDICATORS

The Hungarian Society Reflected by Facts
     György Vukovich – István Harcsa

SOCIAL STRUCTURE

System Change and Social Structure
     Tamás Kolosi – Matild Sági 
The Social Milieu of Material-Welfare Status Groups.
     Zoltán Fábián – Péter Róbert – Péter Szivós
Some Elements of the Hidden Economy in Hungary Today
     Endre Sik – István János Tóth
Winners and Losers: Transformational Outcomes in a Comparative Context
     Roland Habich – Zsolt Spéder

SCHOLARS; SOLDIERS, PRIESTS, AND CIVIL SERVANTS

Employment and Wages in the Public Sector
     Gábor Kézdi
The Hungarian Army: Professional Soldiers and Conscripts
     László Zoltán Kiss
Material Circumstances and Mobility within the Hungarian Academic Elite
     Erzsébet Bukodi Priest and Religious Orders
     Miklós Tomka – Edit Révay

SOCIAL NETWORKS

Changing Patterns of Social Network Resources in the Nineties
     Róbert Angelusz – Róbert Tardos
About Friends
     Fruzsina Albert – Beáta Dávid

WELFARE SYSTEMS

Welfare Support and Poverty: The Experiences of Hungary and the Other Visegrád Countries
     Michael F. Förster – Péter Szivós – István György Tóth
State of Health of the Population
     Lehmann Hedvig – Gábor Palonyi
Voluntary Mutual Benefit Pension Funds
     Róbert Iván Gál
Ulysses in Hospital: Patient Channel in Health Care and the General Practitioner as a Gatekeeper
     Iván Csaba – Róbert Iván Gál
Public Education in the Nineties
     Judit Lannert

ELECTIONS

Voting Behaviour
     Gábor Tóka
Territorial Distribution of Election Results
     József Mészáros István Szakadát

ATTITUDES, EXPECTATIONS

Attitudes Toward Work: Longitudinal and International Comparisons
     Márton Medgyesi – Péter Róbert
Xenophobia and Opinions About the Roma
     György Csépéti – Zoltán Fábián – Endre Sik
Anomie and Stratification at the Beginning of the Nineties
     Zsolt Spéder – Borbála Paksi – Zsuzsanna Elekes
Saving Norms and Economic Behavior
     György Lengyel
Report from The Fairy Garden: National Identity Models of Romanian Hungarians and Romanians
     György Csepeli – Antal Örkény – Mária Székelyi – Gábor Csere
Justice and Legitimacy: Post-transformation Trends in Eastern Europe
     Antal Örkény – Mária Székelyi

Social Report 1990

Edited by: Rudolf Andorka, Tamás Kolosi, György Vukovich


  Title of the Hungarian original: Társadalmi Riport 1990
TÁRKI 1992
445 pages
Paper: ISBN 9637869 05 0
Published by TÁRKI, Budapest

PREFACE

I. HUNGARY REFLECTED BY FACTS

1. POPULATION AND FAMILY by Rudolf Andorka and István Harcsa
2. EDUCATION by Rudolf Andorka and István Harcsa
3. ECONOMY by Antal Gyulavári
4. EMPLOYMENT by Rudolf Andorka and István Harcsa
5. THE INCOME OF THE POPULATION by Rudolf Andorka and István Harcsa
6. CONSUMPTION by Rudolf Andorka and István Harcsa
7. HOUSING by Ágnes Vajda and János E. Farkas
8. HEALTH by György Vukovich
9. TIME STRATEGIES AND WAY OF LIFE by Rudolf Andorka, Béla Falussy and István Harcsa
10. CULTURE by Rudolf Andorka and István Harcsa 
11. ENVIRONMENT by György Vukovich
12. DEVIANT BEHAVIOUR by Rudolf Andorka and István Harcsa

II. SOCIAL PROCESSES

ECONOMIC STRUCTURE by László Bogár
THE LABOUR MARKET: FIVE REASONS TO BE PESSIMISTS by János Köllő
SMALL ENTREPRENEURS OF THE 1980'S by Teréz Laky and László Neumann
CRISIS, EXPECTATIONS, ENTREPRENEURIAL INCLINATION by György Lengyel
SOCIAL STRUCTURE by Rudolf Andorka
BASIC DATA ABOUT THE SOCIAL DISTRIBUTION OF KNOWLEDGE STYLES IN HUNGARY IN THE EIGHTIES by Róbert Angelusz and Róbert Tardos
SOCIAL MOBILITY by Péter Róbert
BELIEFS ABOUT INEQUALITY IN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE by Tamás Kolosi
THE INEQUALITIES OF MATERIAL LIVING CONDITIONS by János Szántó and Gábor Tóka
SOME THOUGHTS ON POVERTY AND THE CONCEPT OF SUBSISTENCE MINIMUM by Júlia Szalai
A BRIEF REPORT ON HOMELESSNESS IN HUNGARY, 1990 by Péter Győri
OPINIONS ABOUT SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND SOCIAL POLICIES IN HUNGARY by István György Tóth
FRIENDSHIPS by Ágnes Utasi
FAMILY RELATIONS by László Cseh-Szombathy
THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE HEALTH OF HUNGARIAN POPULATION IN THE 1980'S (ON THE BASIS OF POPULATION SURVEYS) by József Ujvári
TRANSYLVANIAN REFUGEES IN HUNGARY by Endre Sik
RELIGION AND RELIGIOSITY by Miklós Tomka
STATISTICAL DATA ON THE CANDIDATES OF THE 1990 PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS by Ágnes Vajda and János E. Farkas
SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF VOTERS by Tamás Kolosi, Róbert Kovács and Gábor Tóka
PUBLIC OPINION CONCERNING THE PROCESS OF THE RÉGIME'S CHANGE by Ágnes Bokor