István György Tóth

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Tóth István György

 

István György Tóth, PhD in Sociology, Director of Tárki Social Research Institute. He was lead researcher in a number of comparative research projects on social structure and inequalities in Europe, including Growing Inequalities Impacts (GINI), Poverty Reduction in Europe: Social Policy and Innovation (ImPRovE) and Inclusive Growth Research Infrastructure Diffusion (InGRID). In the latter one (which continues as InGRID2), he lead a research pillar on development of research infrastructures for poverty and living conditions surveys and indicators. Since its start, he directs the Tárki Household Monitor Survey (started as Hungarian Household Panel Study). He oversees Tárki participation in in various international projects like International Social Survey Program, World Values Survey and he was member of the international questionnaire design team responsible for new questionnaire module of the European Social Survey. He is member of the Advisory Board to the Luxembourg Income Study and served in various Hungarian academic committees, editorial and advisory boards. Recently published in Handbook of research on economic and social well-being by Edward Elgar, Handbook of Income Distribution by Elsevier-North Holland and in large compendiums on inequality by Oxford University Press and Stanford University Press, on middle classes by Edward Elgar. He authors and co-edits the biannual Hungarian Social Reports series.

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Selected publications

Kolosi Tamás – Szelényi Iván - Tóth István György (eds.): Társadalmi riport 2020, Budapest, TÁRKI
Medgyesi Márton – Tóth István György: (2020) Kelet-Közép-Európa legújabb felzárkózási kísérlete: harminc évvel a rendszerváltások után In: Kolosi, T., Szelényi I., Tóth I. Gy.  (eds.): Társadalmi riport 2020, Budapest: Tárki, pp 15-38.

Kolosi Tamás – Tóth István György (eds.): Társadalmi riport 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 Budapest, TÁRKI
Tóth, István György (ed.) Hungarian Social Report 2019, Budapest: Tárki

Tóth István György, Szelényi Iván: The upper middle class: a new aristocracy?, In: Tóth, István György (ed.) Hungarian Social Report 2019, Budapest: Tárki. pp. 101-119.

Cantillon Bea, Gábos András, Goedemé Tim, Tóth István Gyögy: Social Exclusion: empirical findings, In: 'Conchita, D’Ambrosio' (eds.) Handbook of research on economic and social wellbeing, Edward Elgar Publishing (2018) pp. 206-230., 2018

Gábos András, Branyiczki Réka, Binder Barbara, Tóth István György: Employment and poverty dynamics before, during and after the crisis, In: Cantillon, B.; Goedemé, T.; Hills, J. (eds.) Decent incomes for all, Oxford University Press (2018) pp. 34-55.

Gábos, A. - I. Gy. Tóth (2017): Recession, Recovery, and Regime Change: Effects on Child Poverty in Hungary In: B. Cantillon, Y. Chzhen, S. Handa, B. Nolan (eds., 2017). Children of Austerity: Impact of the Great Recession on Child Poverty in Rich Countries. Oxford University Press. pp 118-145.

Tóth, I. Gy. (2016): Is Hungary still in the search of its middle class? in. Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead (ed, 2016): Europe's Disappearing Middle Class? Evidence from the World of Work Edward Elgar pp 279-322.

Michael F. Förster, István György Tóth: Cross-Country Evidence of the Multiple Causes of Inequality Changes in the OECD Area. in: Anthony B. Atkinson and François Bourguignon (eds, 2015) Handbook of Income Distribution, Volume 2B, 2015, Elsevier, North Holland B.v. Chapter 19. Pages 1729-1843.

Tóth, I. Gy. (2014): Revisiting Grand Narratives of Growing Income Inequalities: lessons from 30 country studies in Nolan, B., Salverda, W., D. Checchi, I. Marx, A. Mcknight, I. Gy. Tóth, H. G. van de Werfhorst (eds,, 2014). Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries’ Experiences Oxford: Oxford University Press pp. 11-47

Tóth, I. Gy., D. Horn and M. Medgyesi (2014) Rising Inequalities: Will Electorates Go for Higher Redistribution? in Salverda, W., B. Nolan, D. Checchi, I. Marx, A. Mcknight, I. Gy. Tóth, H. G. van de Werfhorst (eds, 2014). Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Analytical and Comparative Perspectives Oxford University Press Chapter 8, pp. 195-217

Fábián, Z., A. Gábos, M. Kopasz, M. Medgyesi, P. Szivós and I. Gy. Tóth (2014) Hungary: A country caught in its own trap in. Nolan, B., Salverda, W., D. Checchi, I. Marx, A. Mcknight, I. Gy. Tóth, H. G. van de Werfhorst (eds, 2014). Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries’ Experiences Oxford: Oxford University Press chapter 14., pp 322-345.

Tóth, I. Gy. – T. Keller: Income Distribution, Inequality Perceptions, and Redistributive Preferences in European Countries. in Gornick, J. and M. Jantti (eds)
Income Inequality -- Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries. Stanford University Press 2013 pp 173 – 203.

Nolan, B., Salverda, W., D. Checchi, I. Marx, A. Mcknight, I. Gy. Tóth, H. G. van de Werfhorst (eds,, 2014). Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries’ Experiences Oxford: Oxford University Press

Salverda, W., B. Nolan, D. Checchi, I. Marx, A. Mcknight, I. Gy. Tóth, H. G. van de Werfhorst (eds, 2014). Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Analytical and Comparative Perspectives Oxford University Press

Tóth, I. Gy.: Time series and cross country variation of income inequalities in Europe: are inequality structures converging in the past three decades? GINI policy paper No 3. Amsterdam, AIAS, September 2013.

Tóth, I. Gy.: Income distribution, social cohesion and value structure Public Finance Quarterly 2011/3 379-385.

Keller Tamás - Tóth István György: Income distribution, inequality perception and redistributive claims in European societies. GINI Discussion Paper 7. Amsterdam, AIAS, 2011, 66 p.

Tóth István György - Medgyesi Márton: Income distribution and living difficulties in the midst of consolidation programmes and crises in Hungary. In: Fazekas Károly - Molnár György (eds.): The Hungarian Labour Market 2011. Review and analysis. Budapest, Institute of Economics, IE HAS - National Employment Foundation, 2010, pp 170-186.

Ward, Terry - Tóth István György (co-directors): Child poverty and child well-being in the European Union. Report prepared for the DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opoprtunities (Unite E.2). Budapest - Brussels, TÁRKI Social Research Institute - Applica, 2010, 207 p.

Keller Tamás - Medgyesi Márton - Tóth István György: Analysing the link between measured and perceived income inequality in European countries. Research note 8/2009. Brussels, European Commission, Manuscript completed in February 2010, 32 p.

Tóth István György (ed.): Tárki European Social Report 2009. Budapest, TÁRKI, 2009, 182 p.

Ward, Terry . Lelkes Orsolya . Sutherland, Holly . Tóth István György (eds.): European inequalities. Social inclusion and income distribution in the European Union. Budapest, Tárki, 2009, 214 p.

Tóth István György: The demand for redistribution. A test on Hungarian data. Sociologický Casopis/Czech Sociological Review, 2008, Vol. 44, No. 6. pp. 1063-1087

Tóth István György: Economic Transition and Income Distribution in Hungary, 1987-2001. In: Fanelli, Jose Maria - Squire, Lyn (eds.): Economic Reform In Developing Countries: Reach, Range, Reason. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2008, pp. 3-34.

Jövedelemeloszlás. A gazdasági rendszerváltástól az uniós csatlakozásig. (Income distribution. From the systemic change to the joining of the EU, in Hungarian) Andorka Rudolf Társadalomtudományi Társaság-Századvég Kiadó. Budapest, 2005. 334 p.

(ed.): Social Report series, 1998, 2004, 2004. Budapest, TÁRKI, (co-editors: Tamás Kolosi, György Vukovich)

(ed.): Changing roles. Report on the situation of women and men in Hungary, 2005 Budapest, TÁRKI 2005, 260 p. (co-editors: Ildikó Nagy, Marietta Pongrácz)

(ed.): A jóléti állam politikai gazdaságtana (The political economy of the welfare state, in Hungarian) Budapest, Osiris - Láthatatlan Kollégium, 1999 (co-editor: Iván Csaba)

Tóth István György: Jövedelemegyenlõtlenségek: tényleg növekszenek, vagy csak úgy látjuk? Közgazdasági Szemle, L. évf. (2003) 3. sz. 209–234. p.

Tóth István György: Child poverty and family transfers in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. Journal of European Social Policy, vol. 11 (2001) no. 4. pp. 324-341. (with Michael F. Förster)

Tóth István György: Double or quits: should money found be risked? Review of Sociology, 2000 (special issue) pp. 73-95 (with Zoltán Szántó)

Tóth István György: Tax awareness and the reform of the welfare state. Hungarian Survey Results. Economics of Transition, vol. 6 (1998) no. 2. pp. 287-312. (with László Csontos and János Kornai)

Tóth István György: Poverty alleviation: social assistance and family benefits. In: Bokros, Lajos – Dethier, Jean-Jacques: Public Finance Reform During the Transition. The experience of Hungary. Washington, The World Bank, 1998, pp. 287-316. (with Sándor Sipos)

Tóth István György: Poverty, inequalities and social policies in the Visegrad countries. Economics of Transition, vol. 5 (1997) no. 2. pp. 505-510. (with Michael F. Förster)

Tóth István György: Is Hungary really the least unequal? (A Discussion of Data on Income Inequalities and Poverty in Central and East European Countries). Journal of Russian and East European Finance and Trade, vol. 33 (1997) no. 6. pp. 67-94. (with Rudolf Andorka and Zsuzsa Ferge)

Tóth István György: The role of welfare programmes in alleviating poverty. International Review of Comparative Public Policy, vol. 7 (1997) pp. 125-145.

Evaluating Hungarian Incomes Inequalities. The role of labor markets and social policies. Acta Oeconomica, vol. 48. (1997) no. 3-4. pp. 415-445.

The Hungarian Household Panel: aims and methods. Innovation, vol 8. (1995) no. 1. pp 106-122.

A jóléti rendszer az átmenet idõszakában (The welfare system in the period of transition, in Hungarian) Közgazdasági Szemle 1994 április pp. 313-340

A társadalmi (elosztási) igazságosság problémája. (The problem of social (distributive)Justice, in Hungarian) Szociológiai Szemle, 1. évf. (1991) 1. sz. 151-172.p.