WORKCARE (2006-2009)

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

BALKANDIDE (2005-2006)

Study on Social Dimension in the Candidate Countries (BALKANDIDE)

TÁRKI was the lead contractor for this project. In addition to TÁRKI, 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).

Study on the Social Protection Systems in the 13 Applicant Countries: Hungary Country Study (2002-2003)

During the preparations for EU enlargement, the European Commission constantly sought to improve its knowledge of the challenges to social cohesion, and of the strategic policy responses adopted in candidate countries to tackle these challenges. An important milestone was the 2002 project to prepare for the accession states to plug into the ongoing process of exchange of good practice within the Union.

Pension Reform and Intergenerational Redistribution in Hungary (2003)

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.

Generational accounts in Hungary (1992-2001)

TÁRKI has conducted several generational accounting exercises that produced a time series of intergenerational balances for Hungary for each year between 1992 and 2001. The same calculation was performed on the budget of the general government - applying the same set of assumptions on tax incidence, the breakdown of household consumption by individual household members, and other relevant methodological issues - in order to get truly comparable results. The time series revealed a strong political business cycle of public spending.


Monitoring pension developments through micro socio economic instruments based on individual data sources: feasibility study (PENMICRO), commissioned by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities 

Mikroszimuláció - TÁRSZIM

A gazdaság- és társadalompolitikai változások hatásainak modellezése és megértése egy átalakuló társadalomban nem könnyű feladat. Ennek alapvetően két oka van. Egyrészt a társadalmi és gazdasági környezet nagyon gyorsan változik, ezért fontos egy megfelelő döntés előkészítő és elemző eszköz megtervezése. Másrészt az átfogó és megfelelő minőségű adatállományok hiánya, valamint az államháztartási információs rendszer hiányosságai szintén nehézséget jelentenek. Ugyanakkor erős igény van a szociális reformlépések bevezetés előtti hatásvizsgálataira.

Improving the capacity and usability of EUROMOD (I-CUE) (2005 - 2008)

TÁRKI was the Hungarian participant in the EU-funded I-CUE project. The project was coordinated by ISER (Institute for Social and Economic Research, UK) and the European Centre, Vienna. It aimed to start the process of expanding EUROMOD to cover 10 new Member States and to make EUROMOD easier to use. (EUROMOD is a project to develop the European tax and benefit model. Click here for the EUROMOD website).

Consortium of Household Panels for European Socioeconomic Research (CHER) (2000 - 2003)

The main work of the consortium was to create the comparative micro database of CHER, which contains comparable variables transformed according to a common plan and was built by using standardized international classifications where available. 
Information in these files are available 
(a) for households and individuals on the micro level, 
(b) for single years and 
(c) as longitudinal information, all of them linked to macro and institutional data. 

Child Poverty (2008-2009)

Researchers: István György Tóth, Péter Szivós, András Gábos, Anikó Bernát, Marianna Kopasz, Márton Medgyesi