Patrimonial tendencies and social closure: How mobility-blocking sticky floors and sticky ceilings operate and change over time?

(A medium-term (1980-2020) account of the mechanisms of social closure in Hungary - and elsewhere)

The focus of the research is on the barriers to social mobility in the post-transition Hungary and (for comparisons) in several other countries. The central theme is the place and mechanisms of internal ruptures blocking greater merit-based fluidity in the society. Detailed micro-analysis of major social science datasets spanning through four decades will serve as a base of the investigation.

Urban Policy Innovation to address inequality with and for future generations (UPLIFT) 2020-2023

The UPLIFT consortium (led by the Metropolitan Research Institute) seeks to establish an innovative approach to urban policy design for reducing socio-economic inequalities. UPLIFT follows a multi-layer research method to map the processes and drivers of urban inequality in the post-crisis context. First, it uses macro level findings to contextualise micro level outcomes. It analyses the scale and dimensions of inequality in the EU, focusing on the national and regional (NUTS 2) scale.

Research on poverty trends and main drivers in Hungary

The research project launched in December 2019 aims to analyse the causes of recent poverty decline in Hungary in a European comparison. We also plan to describe the segmentation of those living in poverty or social exclusion. The project lasts till November 2022 and is supported by the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund. The research is coordinated by András Gábos and also involves Réka Branyiczki and István György Tóth.

Study on the adequancy and sustainability of social protection system: attitudes in the EU (2019-2020)

The overall purpose of the study (lead jointly by TÁRKI and Applica sprl (Belgium) is to collect and report policy-relevant evidence on preferences of the citizens for social protection. Moreover, the aim is that the evidence collected and presented by the study could be used to support the EU Member States in modernising their social protection systems. As well as informing them about perceptions in other countries, it should in addition help them to design policy answers which respond to the demand for social protection and redistribution.

Roma: Housing, Opportunities, Mobilisation and Empowerment (R-home) 2019-2021

The objectives of the R-HOME project are to reduce discrimination affecting Roma people with a particular focus on access to housing. It aims to support Roma integration through empowerment, the promotion and support of their active participation, capacity building and development of Roma and pro-Roma civil society. In order to support these aims we carry out background researches and collect and analyze best practices.

Inclusive Growth Research Infrastructure Diffusion (InGRID) (2013-2017)

The InGRID project brought together 17 academic partners to provide the European scientific community with new and better opportunities to fulfil its key role in the development of evidence-based European policies on Inclusive Growth. Within this project, TÁRKI led the poverty research pillar. It also has developed IPOLIS - an Integrated Poverty and Living Conditions Indicator System. The indicator database relies on the concept of quality of life and includes children, young people, and the elderly.

InGRID 2 (2017-2021)

As a continuation of InGRID, the objectives of the InGRID-2 are to advance the integration and innovation of distributed social sciences research infrastructures on ‘poverty, living conditions and social policies’ as well as ‘working conditions, vulnerability and labour policies’ in Europe. InGRID-2 extends transnational on-site and virtual access, organize mutual learning and discussions of innovations, and improve data services and facilities of comparative research.