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Social reporting in Europe

Villa Vigoni Conference

March 16-18, 2008

The Hungarian Social Reports

István György Tóth


Tarki Social Research Institute



TÁRKI story: chronology

  • 1985 social science databank, social research
  • 1991 own fieldwork department
  • 1998 for-profit and nonprofit separation: Tarki JRC and
  • Tarki Social Research Institute Inc
  • 2007 Kopint-Tárki: macroeconomic research
  • 2008 Tárki-Tudok: education research unit
  • TÁRKI story: profile shifts
  • From to
  • theoretical applied research
  • Sociology Economics
  • Macro Micro and macro
  • Pubic sector Private and public
  • Hungary International

TÁRKI research areas

  • Social stratification, social mobility
  • Income distribution, labour markets, poverty
  • Economic and social impact assessment, microsimulation
  • Intergenerational transfers, pensions
  • Comparative social policy
  • Health system and health status
  • Family policies, demography
  • Education, life long learning
  • Minorities, immigrants, discrimination
  • Attitudes, opinions, satisfaction
  • ICT research
  • Local governments project
  • Development policy research
  • Market research
  • Methodological research

For more:


The Hungarian Social Report: history


Andorka and Harcsa: Monitoring Hungarian social

development on the long run

1990-2008 Social report

Editors: 1990, 1992, 1994 1996: Andorka, Kolosi, Vukovich

1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006: Kolosi, Tóth, Vukovich

2008: Kolosi, Tóth

Under preparation: 2008


The Hungarian Social Report: administrative details

Financing: Ministry of welfare (or equivalents)

Non-partisan consensus

Costs: approx 30000 EUR

Circulation: 2000-3000 copies (English: 1000)

Main consumers: students at universities, researchers,

policy makers, general audience


The Hungarian Social Report: main characteristics


Tarki research outputs

Other empirical social research

social indicators

Main topics covered:

social stratification

labour market

vulnerable groups

social policy


Other features:

International outlook

Policy relevance


Social reports between 1990 and 2006



Downloads and descriptions for the most recent:


Social report 2006 Table of contents

(available only in Hungarian)

I.Societal changes

1.Class society? (Kolosi Tamás–Dencső Blanka) 19

2.     Income distribution, 1987-2005 (Tóth István György) 42

3.     Labour markets and incomes (Girasek Edmond–Sik Endre) 65

II.The hungarian society in international comparisons

4.Income distribution and poverty in the EU- a macro level comparison (Tóth István György–Gábos András) 89

5.     The situation of the Hungarian Roma: compared to other CEE countries (Bernát Anikó) 118

6.     Health status (Vitrai József–Mihalicza Péter) 138

7.     Satisfaction in transtiton societies (Sági Matild) 151

III.Damographic transition and consequences

8.   Becoming a parent: structural conditions and subjective factors at the time

of taking the the first baby (Spéder Zsolt–Kapitány Balázs) 183

9.     Chid poverty in Hungary (Gábos András–Szivós Péter) 204

10.  Generational accounts, 1992–2001 (Gál Róbert Iván–Törzsök Árpád–Medgyesi Márton–Révész Tamás)229

11.  Intergenerational transmission of life chances (Harcsa István–Tarján Gergely) 238

12.  The effect of the „100 steps” program on incomes of families with children (Benedek Dóra–Scharle Ágota) 250

13.  The situation of divorced fathers (Vukovich Gabriella) 267

IV.  Human capital

14.  Human capital development, life long learning, skills and competencies

(Varga Júlia) 287

15.  Human capital investment with student loan support (Medgyesi Márton–Varga Júlia) 301

16.  Work orientation and returns to human capital (Altorjai Szilvia–Róbert Péter) 314

17.  Social capital and development (Füzér Katalin–Gerő Márton–Sik Endre–Zongor Gábor) 335

18.  Dinemsions of social capital – in the ethnic dimension (Albert Fruzsina–Dávid Beáta) 351

V.    Values and attitudes

19.  Stereotypes and biases (Ligeti György) 373

20.  Voter turnout, 2006 (Angelusz Róbert–Tardos Róbert) 390

21.  The stabilization of political preferences in the 2006 elections (Stumpf István) 417

VI. Social indicators

22.  Hungary, in light of social indicators(Harcsa István–Papp Gábor–

Vukovich György) 435


Indicators monitored

    • Population and family demography
    • Training and education
    • Employment
    • Social structure
    • Incomes
    • Consumption
    • Housing
    • Health
    • Time use, lifestyle
    • Cultural activities
    • Deviant behaviour

Social Report 2008: planned new features

  • IV. Social situation and institutions
    • Employment and employment policy
    • Age strucutre and pensions
    • Families, family support
    • Education and schooling
    • Health status and health system
    • Equality of opportunities and antidiscrimination
    • Cultural status, cultural institutions
  • V. Opinions and attitudes
    • Demand for redistribution
    • Satisfaction, values, subjective well-being
    • Political cleavages
  • VI. Social indicators
  • (inclusion of dynamic
  • indicators)
  • Social trends (HHP based)
    • Social structure
    • Labour markets
    • Digital literacy
    • Material conditons of households
    • Migration
  • II. European outlook (SILC based)
    • Demography
    • Income distribution
    • Poverty
    • Social integration, Roma
  • III. Economy and economc policy (Kopint)
    • Macro trends
    • Makro convergence, regional divergence
    • Savings, incomes, consumption

Other related social reporting activities (1):

„Changing roles: report on the situation of

men and women in Hungary

In Hungarian:

In English


Changing Roles

Report on the Situation of Women and Men in Hungary 2005

Edited by: Ildikó Nagy, Marietta Pongrácz, István György Tóth

  • Work and Public Life
    • Erzsébet Bukodi: Women's Labour Market Participation and Use of Working Time
    • Beáta Nagy: Women in Management
    • Gabriella Ilonszki: Women in Politics: The European Union and Hungary
  • Family
    • Marietta Pongrácz: Opinions on Gender Roles. Findings of an International Comparative Study
    • Ferenc Kamarás: Family Formation and Child-Bearing in Europe. Questions and Question Marks
    • Fruzsina Albert and Beáta Dávid: Men and Women in the Family as Reflected in a Two-Generational Study
  • Poverty, Social Problems
    • András Gábos: Gender Differences in Poverty in an International Comparison: An Analysis of the Laeken Indicators
    • Béla Janky: The Social Position and Fertility of Roma Women
    • Irén Gödri: Men and Women at Various Stages of the Migration Process. Immigration to Hungary from a Gender Perspective
    • Katalin Kovács: The Mortality and Health Status of Women
    • Zsuzsanna Elekes: Gender Differences and Similarities in Drug Use
    • Ildikó Nagy: Measuring the Global Gender Gap: An International Comparison
  • Appendix
    • Bibliography
    • Register of
    • Researchers

More on this:


Other related Tarki social reporting activities (2):

The European social situation observatory (2005-2008)

Consortium: Applica, Brussels, University of Essex,

Eurocentre, Vienna and Tarki

Partner: DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal

Opportunities of the European Commission,

Unit for Social and Demographic Analysis

Task: annual monitoring reports on trends of income distribution

and social inclusion in Europe.

Coverage of reports: general income distribution trends,

poverty and social inclusion as well as analytic work on causes

and main determinants.

Downloads: from DG Employment website.


Other related Tarki social reporting activities (3):

European Social Report 2008

Data: EU-SILC, Eurostat, EU reports, others

Coverage: EU25 (2004)

Chapters: Demography


Income distribution

Material well-being

Available: in Hungarian

Plan: English edition (in April)

develop to a series


Thank you …