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TÁRKI projects categorised by research area

Social structure, social mobility

Analysis of Eurobarometer on mobility

Analysis of Eurobarometer on mobility
Project leader: Péter Róbert
Analysis of Eurobarometer on mobility (Tender No. 2005/S 152-151270) European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin, 2006. The project was funded by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin. TARKI's contribution involved producing analytical reports about the causes and effects of mobility in Europe. The analytical reports focused on the following research issues:
  • international migration of the labour force within Europe,
  • opinions and attitudes on European job mobility of the labour force,
  • the relationship between national and international job mobility and satisfaction with work, and
  • the contribution of national and international job mobility to the stratification and class mobility of the European labour force.
The reports are available from the website of the European Foundation:
Fouarge, D. and P. Ester, Factors determining international and regional migration intentions in Europe
Coppin, L. and T. Vandenbrande, Voluntary and forced job mobility in Europe
Bukodi, E. and P. Robert, Occupational mobility in Europe
Schömann K., S. Geerdes, A. Fasang and L. Siarov. Job satisfaction and labour market mobility
Consortium partners:
  • Higher Institute for Labour Studies, Catholic University of Leuven
  • Institute for Labour Studies, OSA, Tilburg
  • Jacobs Center for Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development, University Bremen
  • IRES Istituto Ricerche Economiche e Sociali, Roma

Hungarian Household Panel Study (1992-1997)

The Hungarian Household Panel Study was a joint research project mounted by TÁRKI, the Budapest University of Economics, the Central Statistical Office, the National Scientific Research Fund (OTKA) and several other Hungarian institutions. In the course of the project, a nationwide sample of 2,600 households was surveyed on a yearly basis between 1991 and 1997. The research focused on changes in the dynamics of the labour market, income inequalities, the life prospects of the various strata of the population, and the financial and economic strategies of households. Papers based on the survey are widely accessible in TÁRKI publications, such as the Social Report or the HHP Working Papers.

TÁRKI Household Monitor Survey (1998- biennial, ongoing)

In terms of its research topics, the Household Monitor is a continuation of the Hungarian Household Panel, but without its longitudinal aspect. Its purpose is to provide a reliable assessment of the changes in the stratification of society and in social inequality. The survey is focused primarily on issues concerning the labour market and income, consumer attitudes, savings, economic expectations and economic behaviour, though changing social relations are also included among the topics of the survey. The survey is supported by several government and state institutions, as well as by private institutions through research commissions. Encompassing up to 2,000 households, the survey is normally conducted in late spring, and each year a volume containing the results is published and made available to the general public. Household Monitor data are widely used by international organisations, as well as by the Hungarian government to survey the level of poverty and inequality in Hungarian society. The latest results - from the 2005 survey - were presented at a press conference, where Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány delivered a speech on social trends and the significance of social research.

Household Lifecourse Survey Project (HÉV)

The Household Lifecourse Survey Project (HÉV) is supported by the NKTH Jedlik programme. The aim of the project is to explore changes to Hungarian households with the help of a panel sample.
HÉV is both a unique methodological opportunity and challenge in that we aim to locate the 2,500 household that took part in the 1992 Hungarian Household Panel's research sample. The biggest challenge from a data collection perspective is for us to find those people who took part in sample 15 years ago.
The research aim is to obtain comprehensive knowledge of the Hungarian population's situation regarding income, assets, and labor market, as well as changes in attitudes. Beyond presenting basic information (which we have made public through various announcements), we will establish a database that will enable modelling of social policy and scientific international comparative examinations.
The research results will be useful for economic and sociological analyses as well as providing new knowledge about the structure of Hungarian society. One research result will be the establishment of a micro-database based on the newly collected data, which will be compatible with TARKI's 1992 household database. By this means, the dynamics of post-communist Hungarian social structure will be accessible for examination over a longer term. The applied panel methodology also enables researchers, by examining individual and household lifecourses over longer periods, to analyse the effects of joining the European Union on households and the micro-level conditions of societal economic competitiveness.