TÁRKI was the Hungarian partner in the EAL-NET (EuroAlmaLaurea) project. Its goal was to demonstrate the economic sustainability and the viability of a new transnational eRecruitment service aimed at university graduates and businesses. The EAL system was based on a 'graduate record', which every university had already possessed for its own management and administrative purposes (personal data, student career, degree, other specialisations, etc.).
TÁRKI was a partner in the HWF (Households, Work and Flexibility) project, supported by the Fifth EU Framework Programme. Flexibility has long been a topic of debate in Western Europe, and this debate is now coming to the fore in the New European Countries (EU10) as well. In this comparative research, a representative sample survey of the following countries was used: the UK, the Netherlands, Sweden, Slovenia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Romania. The surveys were carried out in 2001 (N=11194).
Social quality and the changing relationship between work, care and welfare in Europe (WORKCARE)
Study on Social Dimension in the Candidate Countries (BALKANDIDE)
TÁRKI was the lead contractor for this project. In addition to TÁRKI, the consortium consisted of two other institutes: the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS, Brussels) and the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE, Warsaw).
During the preparations for EU enlargement, the European Commission constantly sought to improve its knowledge of the challenges to social cohesion, and of the strategic policy responses adopted in candidate countries to tackle these challenges. An important milestone was the 2002 project to prepare for the accession states to plug into the ongoing process of exchange of good practice within the Union.
In a generational accounting analysis, we separated the long-term effects of the main components of the comprehensive 1997 Hungarian pension reform. This calculation was later revised and extended using retrospective data in order to quantify intergenerational redistribution in the Hungarian pension system through the complete life-cycles of subsequent generations.
TÁRKI has conducted several generational accounting exercises that produced a time series of intergenerational balances for Hungary for each year between 1992 and 2001. The same calculation was performed on the budget of the general government - applying the same set of assumptions on tax incidence, the breakdown of household consumption by individual household members, and other relevant methodological issues - in order to get truly comparable results. The time series revealed a strong political business cycle of public spending.
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
A gazdaság- és társadalompolitikai változások hatásainak modellezése és megértése egy átalakuló társadalomban nem könnyű feladat. Ennek alapvetően két oka van. Egyrészt a társadalmi és gazdasági környezet nagyon gyorsan változik, ezért fontos egy megfelelő döntés előkészítő és elemző eszköz megtervezése. Másrészt az átfogó és megfelelő minőségű adatállományok hiánya, valamint az államháztartási információs rendszer hiányosságai szintén nehézséget jelentenek. Ugyanakkor erős igény van a szociális reformlépések bevezetés előtti hatásvizsgálataira.