What do we know about non-responses?

Tárki’s research on the contact problems in surveys has been completed with a “re-contact” design pilot study based on the 8th wave of the European Social Survey (ESS). Non-responses pose a problem for researchers in social sciences regardless of sector and research purpose both in Hungary and internationally. Tárki’s researchers aimed to analyse the motives and traits of non-responders, also the effects of this issue. Click here to find out more!  

New research on social mobility: Patrimonial tendencies and social closure: How mobility-blocking sticky floors and sticky ceilings operate and change over time?

A medium-term (1980-2020) account of the mechanisms of social closure in Hungary - and elsewhere

The focus of the research is on the barriers to social mobility in the post-transition Hungary and (for comparisons) in several other countries. The central theme is the place and mechanisms of internal ruptures blocking greater merit-based fluidity in the society. Detailed micro-analysis of major social science datasets spanning through four decades will serve as a base of the investigation.
More on this here.

EUROSHIP project — 1st National Stakeholder Committee meeting at TÁRKI

In the framework of the EUROSHIP project, TÁRKI hosted a meeting with the participation of the National Stakeholder Committee, consisting of nongovernmental organizations whose activities focus on providing help to vulnerable social groups. The meeting took place at the TÁRKI office on September 2, 2020, with participants including Kinga Joó from the National Association of Large Families in Hungary (Nagycsaládosok Országos Egyesülete), Ákos Pordán from the Hand in Hand Foundation (Kézenfogva Alapítvány), Ádám Rozgonyi-Horváth from the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta (Máltai Szeretetszolgálat), as well as Anikó Bernát, András Gábos, Kata Jávor, Márton Medgyesi, Zsófia Tomka and István György Tóth from TÁRKI.

Economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic

Economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic: distribution and opinion of the involved parties on the measures accompanying the epidemic. This Summary of early May research of TÁRKI Social Research Institute (as of 10.05.2020). What we do know and what we do not (about those who have been affected by the disease and those who think they have been affected...)

Study on extension of IPOLIS

An important objective of the InGRID-2 project is to expand IPOLIS (Integrated Poverty and Living Conditions Indicator System) - currently pertaining to children, young people and elderly people - with data of other socially vulnerable groups. These groups are people with disabilities, as well as migrants and people with a migrant background. Further, additional vulnerable groups like the Roma and institutionalised people will be included at a later stage, following the appropriate development of the related data infrastructure.  

What is the relationship between liberalism, illiberalism and despotic forms of dictatorship?

In Vol. 19 of the series „Comparative Sociology” of Brill, the international academic publisher founded in 1683, Iván Szelényi and Péter Mihályi explore the relationship between liberalism, illiberalism and despotic forms of dictatorship in their article titled „The Two Forms of Modern Capitalism: Liberal and Illiberal States". The bottom line of the paper is that illiberal regimes as long as they offer a minimal legal guarantee to capitalist businesses, can accommodate a capitalist system. Under despotic-dictatorial systems this is unimaginable.