Values and attitudes

Hungarian Household Panel Study (1992-1997)

The Hungarian Household Panel Study was a joint research project conducted by TÁRKI, the Budapest University of Economics, the Central Statistical Office, the National Scientific Research Fund (OTKA) and several other Hungarian institutions. During 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.

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.

ESS - The European Social Survey

The ESS is a piece of international comparative research, that aims to monitor the countries of Europe in the dimensions of sociology and political science. TÁRKI, in collaboration with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, has been responsible for the national survey in Hungary since 2002. The ESS questionnaire includes two main sections; a 'core' module which remains relatively constant from round to round, plus two or more 'rotating' modules.

Barriers to Roma Employment (UNDP, 2005)

TÁRKI was the UNDP's Hungarian partner for its 2005 project entitled Barriers to Employment Policy Analysis. This policy-oriented research set out to identify the existing barriers to employment facing Roma, and to suggest possible short- and medium-term steps to increase the employability of Roma, relative to other groups. The same research was carried out in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) (2005-2006)

TÁRKI was the Hungarian partner in the World Bank research on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), which was supported by a grant from the European Commission's Directorate-General for Employment and Social Affairs. The research focused on the attitudes of the 500 biggest companies - both state and privately owned - towards the concept of CSR. The work has contributed to our understanding of CSR practices and has been important to World Bank activities supporting development in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

ENRI-East (2008-2011)

The ENRI-East (Interplay of European, National and Regional Identities: Nations between States along the New Eastern Borders of Europe) project was an innovative international collaborative research project on the theme of European, national and regional identities. It was a three-year project (2008-2011) financed by the European Union within the scope of the 7th Framework Programme.

ISSP - International Social Survey Programme

TÁRKI has been involved in the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) since 1986. As part of this research, a questionnaire (designed to take about half an hour to complete) is translated word for word. The survey was originally carried out in five or six countries, but lately more than 40 countries have participated, including European countries, the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Israel, South Africa and some Latin American countries. 

STYLE - Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe (2014-2017)

The STYLE (Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe) project brought 24 consortium partners together, including an international advisory network and local advisory boards of employers, unions, policy makers and NGOs from over 20 European countries. The project was led by the University of Brighton, ran for 42 months, examined the obstacles and opportunities affecting youth employment in Europe.