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TRKI Social Research Inc. is an independent, employee-owned research organisation that specialises in policy research in the fields of social policy and the social consequences of economic policies. This includes related data-collection, archiving and statistical activities. We recently increased our involvement in the areas of strategic market research and health policy analysis. In addition, we regularly contribute to basic research, in the areas of social stratification and inequality, and to the methodology of empirical social research.

Vulnerable groups survey: the situation of Roma in Central and Eastern Europe

cover of the UNDP report (a part of) Thissurvey "offers the most accurate picture of the Roma ever compiled." - said the UNDP press release external link (Sofia, 2 February 2005) about the survey, which was conducted among the Roma people of Hungary by TRKI. 'The data release is timed to coincide with the launch of the "Decade of Roma Inclusion", a 10-year effort to integrate the Roma into the European mainstream. The "Decade" aims to provide a policy framework for governments to set their own goals for Roma integration. The current dataset provides a strong analytical backbone for future policies.'
TRKI was the UNDP's Hungarian partner in the Quantitative and Comparable Data Survey on Development Problems and Challenges of Roma - Vulnerable Groups Survey project, carried out in many South-Eastern and Central European countries in autumn 2004. TRKI recorded the data on Roma living in Hungary using a representative sample of the Roma population at the household level, and also at the level of individuals. The quantitative data allowed the calculation of poverty lines, poverty depth, employment and unemployment rates, educational level and educational attainment, as well as selected health indicators for the Roma community. These were designed to be comparable to similar indicators at the national level. The information was consistent with the individual-oriented indicators envisaged under the Millennium Development Goals monitoring project.
more  See program website and download the data external link from UNDP Regional Center, Bratislava
more  View tables of content and download the full report external link  pdf file from UNDP.