Social politics

SHARE - Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe

The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) is a multidisciplinary and cross-national panel database of micro data on health, socio-economic status and social and family networks of more than 120,000 individuals aged 50 or older (more than 297,000 interviews). SHARE covers 27 European countries and Israel.

European Observatory on the Social Situation

Researchers: András Gábos, Márton Medgyesi, István György Tóth, Péter Szivós, Anikó Bernát, Tamás Keller
European Observatory on the Social Situation - Network on Social Inclusion and Income Distribution (EC, DG EMPL, VC/2004/0462, 19 May 2005, and VC/2005/0780, 31/10/2006-31/10/2008)


Monitoring pension developments through micro socio economic instruments based on individual data sources: feasibility study (PENMICRO)

Lead researcher: Róbert Gál

The overarching aim of this ongoing project is to develop an analytical framework capable of capturing the relevant aspects of micro instruments Member States apply in modelling future developments in their pension schemes and the datasets behind them, and to apply this framework in describing and comparing the national approaches.

The research team will carry out three main tasks:

Pension reform

Pension reform - Pension Reform and Intergenerational Redistribution in Hungary (National Research and Development Fund)
In a generational accounting analysis, we separated the long-term effects of the main components of the comprehensive 1997 Hungarian pension reform. This calculation was later revised and extended using retrospective data in order to quantify intergenerational redistribution in the Hungarian pension system through the complete life-cycles of subsequent generations.


Study on Social Dimension in the Candidate Countries (BALKANDIDE)

Coordinator: Róbert Gál

TARKI was the lead contractor for this project. In addition to TARKI, the consortium consisted of two other institutes: the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS, Brussels) and the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE, Warsaw).


Social quality and the changing relationship between work, care and welfare in Europe (FP6, 2006)