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Social Report 2004

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Edited by: Tams Kolosi, Istvn Gyrgy Tth, Gyrgy Vukovich

Table of Contents


Tams Kolosi, Istvn Gyrgy Tth and Gyrgy Vukovich

Part I: Social indicators, social structure

Hungarian Society Reflected in Indicators(Erzsbet Bukodi, Istvn Harcsa and Gyrgy Vukovich)
  •  Key Processes of Structural Transformation and Mobility in Hungarian Society since the Fall of Communism (Tams Kolosi and Pter Rbert)

  •  Income Composition and Inequalities, 1987–2003 (Istvn Gyrgy Tth)

  •  Poverty in Hungary on the Eve of Entry to the EU
  • (Andrs Gbos and Pter Szivs)

    Part II: Demographic processes and welfare system

  •  Hungarian Population Characteristics in the EU Context
  • (Gabriella Vukovich)
    Fertility Decline, Changes in Partnership Formation and Their Linkages (Zsolt Spder)
  •  Lifestyle and Well-being in the Elderly Population
  • (Edit S. Molnr)
  •  Effects of Intergenerational Public Transfers on Fertility: Test on Hungarian Data
  • (Rbert Ivn Gl and Andrs Gbos)
  •  Housing Conditions and State Assistance, 1999–2003
  • (Jnos Farkas, Jzsef Hegeds and Gborn Szkely)
  •  Educational Performance and Social Background in International Comparison
  • (Pter Rbert)

    Part III: Labour market and household economics

  •  Labour Market Trends, 2000–?2003
  • (Gbor Kzdi, Hedvig Horvth, and Pter Hudomiet)
    Business Expectations of the Largest Exporters at the Beginning of 2004 (Istvn Jnos Tth)
  •  Low Participation among Older Men and the Disincentive Effects of Social Transfers: The Case of Hungary
  • (Orsolya Lelkes and gota Scharle)
  •  Overeducation, Undereducation and Demand
  • (Pter Galasi)
  •  The Labour Market and Migration: Threat or Opportunity?
  • (gnes Hrs, Bori Simonovits and Endre Sik)
    General Characteristics of Household Consumption with Focus on Two Fields of Expenditure (Anik Bernt and Pter Szivs)

    Part IV: Information society

  •  Digital Inequality and Types of Info-communication Tool Use
  • (Rbert Angelusz, Zoltn Fbin and Rbert Tardos)
  •  The Spread of Information Technology: Objective and Subjective Obstacles
  • (Tibor Dessewffy and Zsfia Rt)
    The Development of Electronic Commerce in Hungary and in Countries of the European Union (Lszl Szab)
    E-government in Hungary Today (Terz N. Vajdai)

    Part V: Minority and Majority in Hungary

  •  Is Prejudice Growing in Hungary
  • (Zsolt Enyedi, Zoltn Fbin and Endre Sik)
  •  The Income Situation of Gypsy Families
  • (Bla Janky)
    Residential Segregation and Social Tensions in Hungarian Settlements (Marianna Kopasz)
  •  The Social Position of Immigrants
  • (Irn Gdri and Pl Pter Tth)

    Part VI: Political Behaviour, Social Attitudes

    Trends in Party Choice after the Change in Government (Istvn Stumpf)
    Public Support for EU Accession in Hungary (Gergely Karcsony)
  •  National Identity in Hungary at the Turn of the Millennium
  • (Gyrgy Csepeli, Antal rkny, Mria Szkelyi and Jnos Por)
  •  The Individual and Social Components of Insecurity
  • (Gyrgy Lengyel and Lilla Vicsek)
    Language Editor: Clive Liddiard-Mar
    Project Editor: Ildik Nagy
    ISSN 1419-9793
    Published by TRKI, Budapest 2004