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.