TARKI Social Research Institute


TÁRKI Social Research Institute was founded in 1985 as an employee-owned, non-partisan research centre. The institute conducts applied social research on a wide range of issues: social stratification, labour markets, income distribution, intergenerational transfers, tax-benefit systems, consumption and lifestyle patterns and attitudes. TÁRKI places a strong emphasis on comparative analysis and provides expertise to national and international policy makers on European social structure, income distribution, social mobility and attitudes as well as on the operation of national social welfare regimes.

The main tasks for TÁRKI include the leadership for WP 8 FAMILY and contributing to WP 9 VOICES, WP11 HANDBOOK AND WP2 DISSEMINATION.

Previous relevant experience includes European Observatory on the Social Situation (2004-); IMPROVE – Poverty Reduction in Europe (2012–2015); GINI – Growing Inequalities’ Impacts (2010-2013); Workcare Synergies (FP7, 2010-2011); SHARE Hungary 2009 – Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (2009-2011); ENRI-East – Interplay of European, National and Regional Identities (FP7, 2008-2011); LLL2010 – Towards a Lifelong Learning Society in Europe: The Contribution of the Education System (FP6, 2005-2010); WORKCARE – Social Quality and the Changing Relationships between Work, Care and Welfare in Europe (FP6, 2006-2009), Household, Work and Flexibility (FP5, 2001-2004).

Intellectual/ Academic Disciplines: Sociology, Applied Social Science

Gábos, A., R. I. Gál and G. Kézdi (2009): The effects of child-related benefits and pensions on fertility by birth order. Population Studies, Vol. 63(3): 215-231.

Sik, E. (2012): Trust, Network Capital, and informality – Cross-Border Entrepreneurship in the First Two Decades of Post-Communism. Review of Sociology No. 4 pp. 53-72

Sik, E., D. Csaba, A. Hann (201?): Gender wage gap and segregation in contemporary Hungary, EBH, Budapest.

Tóth I.Gy. and Medgyesi M.: Income distribution in new (and old) EU member states, Corvinus Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 2, (2011) 1, 3-33.

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