An international research consortium strives to reduce educational inequalities in Europe by determining evidence-based policies and identifying pioneering measures and practices to enhance access to, uptake and completion of education, both in formal and informal educational settings.
The goal of the research is to investigate the relative size and internal distribution of unit nonresponse and non-contact segments of the Hungarian population in the case of empirical social surveys. In our research, we determine the internal probabilities of being contacted and to be ready to participate if contacted. Also, our research goal is to determine “other factors” (auxiliary information) that might affect probabilities in the last stage of sampling (to be ready to participate if contacted).
Background and research questions
(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.
TÁRKI contributes to the FRA Roma Survey 2020, being implemented in 2020-2021 in ten Eastern and Southern European countries (Croatia, Czechia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, North Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Serbia), commissioned by the European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), coordinated and implemented by Kantar Belgium SA.
The UPLIFT consortium (led by the Metropolitan Research Institute) seeks to establish an innovative approach to urban policy design for reducing socio-economic inequalities. UPLIFT follows a multi-layer research method to map the processes and drivers of urban inequality in the post-crisis context. First, it uses macro level findings to contextualise micro level outcomes. It analyses the scale and dimensions of inequality in the EU, focusing on the national and regional (NUTS 2) scale.
The study aims to explore the changing and new mechanisms of marginalisation of disabled people and their families in Hungary. The research fills a gap by trying to uncover and explain how disadvantages combine and accumulate.
The research project launched in December 2019 aims to analyse the causes of recent poverty decline in Hungary in a European comparison. We also plan to describe the segmentation of those living in poverty or social exclusion. The project lasts till November 2022 and is supported by the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund. The research is coordinated by András Gábos and also involves Réka Branyiczki and István György Tóth.
The overall purpose of the study (lead jointly by TÁRKI and Applica sprl (Belgium) is to collect and report policy-relevant evidence on preferences of the citizens for social protection. Moreover, the aim is that the evidence collected and presented by the study could be used to support the EU Member States in modernising their social protection systems. As well as informing them about perceptions in other countries, it should in addition help them to design policy answers which respond to the demand for social protection and redistribution.
The international EUROSHIP consortium (led by OSLOMET – STORBYUNIVERSITETET) will provide new, gender-sensitive, comparative knowledge about the effectiveness of changing social protection policies targeted at reducing poverty and social exclusion in Europe.