Research methods

Consortium of Household Panels for European Socioeconomic Research (CHER) (2000 - 2003)

The main work of the consortium was to create the comparative micro database of CHER, which contains comparable variables transformed according to a common plan and was built by using standardized international classifications where available. 
Information in these files are available 
(a) for households and individuals on the micro level, 
(b) for single years and 
(c) as longitudinal information, all of them linked to macro and institutional data. 

Improving the capacity and usability of EUROMOD (I-CUE) (2005 - 2008)

TÁRKI was the Hungarian participant in the EU-funded I-CUE project. The project was coordinated by ISER (Institute for Social and Economic Research, UK) and the European Centre, Vienna. It aimed to start the process of expanding EUROMOD to cover 10 new Member States and to make EUROMOD easier to use. (EUROMOD is a project to develop the European tax and benefit model. See the EUROMOD website). Each country produced a feasibility study, which included a description of the tax-benefit system, as well as data availability and access issues. After the study was completed, it was discussed at a workshop in Vienna (April 2006).


Monitoring pension developments through micro socio economic instruments based on individual data sources: feasibility study (PENMICRO), commissioned by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities 

How to Approach the Unreachable? -Pilot analysis of unit non-response and ineligible populations in empirical surveys by re-contacting-

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