Dear Reader,

It gives us great pleasure to say that despite the difficult economic conditions and turbulent times, the operation of TÁRKI kept going with no stop, in fact, our colleagues carried out tremendous work with great intensity, thus now we can present a wide range of activities and achievements.

In case of any research idea or running project you would like to involve Tárki, do not hesitate to contact us at!
The study by András Gábos and Zsófia Tomka entitled “The Politics of the Hungarian Minimum Income Scheme” is being prepared within the framework of the EUROSHIP. Closing Gaps in European Social Citizenship. The project is financed by the European Union. The article reveals how the Hungarian minimum income system changed between 2000 and 2021, and what political dynamics and actors shaped it. The new study was also presented at the ESPANET2022 conference, which was held in Vienna September 12-16, 2022.

Interested in where EUROSHIP is sailing to? Watch the short introductory video in which consortium partners speak about the aims, methods and potential outcomes of this exciting HORIZON2020 project!


Discussion on the utilization of our results in the European context
 Thursday the 28th of April 2022, EUROSHIP’s Social Indicator Workshop was held in Brussels at the Oslo Region European Office and virtually. The workshop was part of Work Package 3 (led by TÁRKI Social Research Institute) , which aims to map the information gaps in social citizenship with an emphasis on the diversity and needs for new indicators. Participants were asked to present and discuss on the previously published EUROSHIP outputs. Our colleagues, István György Tóth (on site), András Gábos and Zsófia Tomka (both virtually) presented ont he challanges related to the Social Scoreboard, based on project deliverables focusing on the state-of-the-art of indicators and data on poverty and social exclusion (link), as well as on mapping poverty in Europe (link).

For more details please click here.

In our KIDS4ALLL project, we were finally able to meet with our partners live in Jena, where we worked for three intensive days to finalize the learning units and start preparing for the pilot phase of the project. Thanks to the group’s effort educational materials will soon-to-be-available. On the Hungarian side, in close cooperation with Tárki, the Motiváció Egyesület is preparing for the pilot teaching in Szeged this fall. We recommend two further readings: 1) What curriculum should a teacher prepare if there are disadvantaged children in the class? 2) 5 on school segregation. Our colleague Orsolya Szabó shared her expertise in English on the website of our KIDS 4 ALLL project.
KIDS4ALLL @ Athens
TÁRKI team participated in the consortium meeting of KIDS4ALLL project organized in Athens, where we worked on the final steps to be done before the pilot begins. The educational materials developed by the project are being printed, and soon the online platform will be available as well!

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With the support of COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), a project aimed at promoting research on the role of paid parental leave in terms of its social sustainability is launched this September (COST 21150 on Parental Leave Policies and Social Sustainability). From Hungary, senior researcher of our Institute, András Gábos, also participates in the project. He is responsible for investigating the relationship between paid parental leave and social inequalities and developing the research data infrastructure.
The consortium meeting of the UPLIFT - Urban Policy Innovation research project took place in Baracaldo, near Bilbao. At the meeting, as is customary, all working groups reported on their progress towards the tasks set. In addition, and as an exciting highlight, we had the opportunity to meet for the first time with members of the local youth boards representing stakeholders from the Netherlands, Estonia, Spain and Transylvania.
In February, the initial meeting of the project could only take place online, the topics of which were of course modified in the light of the time that had passed and the completed tasks. Finally, June 6-8 we could meet the partners in person. In addition to the results achieved so far, we discussed in detail the publication strategy, ethical considerations and how the research can be useful for those working in the field.
The European Union’s CERV Programme funded R-HOME project, in which TÁRKI actively participated, has come to an end. The objectives of the R-HOME project were to reduce discrimination affecting Roma people with a particular focus on access to housing. It aimed to support Roma integration through empowerment, the promotion and support of their active participation, capacity building and development of Roma and pro-Roma civil society. In order to support these aims we carried out background researches and collected and analyzed best practices. We are happy to share that the booklet with best practices and recommendations on Roma housing and empowerment is now available. Moreover, a research report presenting the main findings of a qualitative survey on the problems of access to adequate housing for people who identify themselves as Roma was uploaded as well.                            
On June 1, 2022, Zsanibek Abdrasov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Hungary,  visited Tárki. During our fruitful discussion we touch upon the constitutional reforms planned in Kazakhstan and their ideas about social systems. The Ambassador received our Social Report with great interest. Here you can find the official statement from the Embassy. We were honoured to be invited to a special social science conference organized by the Kazah State in Prague on October 4, where István György Tóth gave a presentation on the conditions of wellfare state development.
Tarki, as a data collector, involved in two major European surveys: ESS (European Social Survey) and SHARE (Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe). Regarding ESS, it published data collected during Round 10 (2020-22) late June 2022. Hungary is among the first bunch of 10 countries out of 32, whose data is available for the public now. As of the SHARE, data collection of wave 9 is finished end of August 2022. This means an end of a long process with multiple extension of field work period due to COVID pandemic. Data release is planned next year.
The Hungarian ISSP survey carried out in 2020 has been deposited in the GESIS Archive and has been included in the first partial data release of the ISSP 2020 Environment IV (ZA7650_v1.0.0), together with data from 13 other ISSP countries. The data are accessible via the GESIS SSD Archive. 
Podcast conversation on inequalities in the USA and in Europe.

In the most recent episode of the "Sound of Economics" (a podcast series by Bruegel, a leading European economics think tank), the extent, drivers and changing nature of inequality in the US and in Europe are discussed by István György Tóth, Director of TÁRKI Social Research Institute in Budapest and Indivar Dutta-Gupta, President & Executive Director of CLASP - Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington.

Labour markets and occupations have gone through profound changes as a result of technological progress, globalisation and changes to labour market institutions, among many other factors, in both sides of the Atlantic. What are the drivers of inequality change and what policy tools are needed to address it?
Click here to listen to the conversation.
TARKI wishes happy birthday to CEU and WIIW

István György Tóth, director of Tárki Social Research Institute was invited to talk at the joint anniversary conference of the Central European University (CEU@30) and of the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw@50). The central theme of the conference on 22-23 September, 2022 was "Early Millennial Tranformations: Integration, Inequality and Insecurity in Europe and the World". The conference program is here. The full presentation by István György Tóth, titled: "Is there a social convergence of CEE to the core?" can be watched in this video.

István György Tóth's presentation on "Is there a social convergence of CEE to the core?" at the joint anniversary conference of CEU & WIIW
The 16th Conference on “Social Monitoring and Reporting in Europe” Quality of Life in Europe at Risk? Effects of the Pandemic and Recent Social Change was held in Villa Vigoni between 10-12 of October this fall. The program of the conference and presentations of the participants are available on Tarki’s website.
The Hungarian Social Report 2022 is coming!
Two years have passed again and the series continues. The TÁRKI team has started preparing the new Report. The editing and preparation is already in full swing.The new edition will be an unbeatable source for all those wishing to understand contemporary Hungarian society. For updates on availablity and purchase, follow us on our social media sites! Publication is due in December 2022.

The Hungarian Social Report 2022 forms part of the long-standing tradition of social reporting in Europe. Publications of this kind present and interpret quantitative information on well-being and progress in society and contribute to better-informed evidence-based policymaking. The 2022 edition provides a cross-section overview of various aspects of the current Hungarian society, and it also presents time-series analyses of social changes in the historic decades of the post-communist Hungary. The Report pays particular attention to social structure and mobility, health status, education and housing conditions as well as on attitudes and political preferences.
Tárki W.I.P.
The second season of the Work in Progress has started. During the events participants discuss their works, which are in progress with researchers from the Tárki research community. We discuss the partial results and plans of ongoing projects. Seminars are internal audience, however, occasionally open to the public. The 30-40 minute long presentations are followed by an hour of intensive debate, providing a platform for an intensive in-depth exploration of the topics. This is part of TÁRKI's effort of knowledge production and quality assurance. The diversity of speakers is also reflected in the diversity of the topics of the presentations, from the relatively traditional studies of education and poverty to entrepreneurship research, demographic trends and religious attitudes in Hungary.

Beáta Nagy, Péter Róbert & Nikolett Geszler (2022). Like parent, like child? The intergenerational transmission of subjective well-being in Hungary. Journal of Family Studies (online first). DOI: 10.1080/13229400.2022.2071164

Bernát, A. (2022): The online-offline hybrid model of a collaborative solidarity action: Migrant solidarity grassroots groups in Hungary in Travlou, P. and Ciolfi, L. (Eds): Ethnographies of Collaborative Economies across Europe. Understanding Sharing and Caring. Ubiquity Press.

Gábos, A., Tomka, Zs(2022). Developments in minimum income benefits levels in Europe. EUROSHIP Working Paper No. 11. Oslo: Oslo Metropolitan University. DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.19188209. Available at:

Medgyesi, M., I. Gy. Tóth (2022). Inequality and welfare Chapter 12. in:  Mátyás, L. (ed) Emerging European economies after the pandemic. Springer, 2022. LINK: )Tóth J., Bernát A. (2021): The different shades of solidarity in asylum policy and practice in Hungary. in Gedő, É. – Szénási, É. (eds): Populism and migration. L’Harmattan Publishing House, Budapest

Lampinen, A., Light, A., Rossitto, C., Fedosov, A., Bassetti, C., Bernát, A., Travlou, P., Avram, G. (2022). Processes of Proliferation: Impact Beyond Scaling in Sharing and Collaborative Economies. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 6, GROUP, Article 41 (January 2022), 22 pages., A., Sanna, V.S., Diogo, V.L.A.P.,

Lukasiewicz A., Sanna V.S., Diogo V.L.A.P., Bernát A. (2022) Shared Mobility: A Reflection on Sharing Economy Initiatives in European Transportation Sectors. In: Česnuitytė V., Klimczuk A., Miguel C., Avram G. (eds) The Sharing Economy in Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Travlou P., Bernát A. 2022. Solidarity and Care Economy in Times of ‘Crisis’: A View from Greece and Hungary Between 2015 and 2020. In: Česnuitytė V., Klimczuk A., Miguel C., Avram G. (eds) The Sharing Economy in Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Róbert P., Geszler N. & Nagy B. (2022). Parental determinants of subjective child well-being in Hungary. Intersections. EEJSP 8(2): 156–174. DOI:

Recently, we welcomed a new office manager, two new colleagues at the data collection and a new international coordinator, please let us introduce them:
Ágnes holds a Master's degree in Sociology from Eötvös Loránd University and a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the Zsigmond Király College. She is responsible for the smooth running of the office, supports the data collection dpeartment, and provides external management of the data collection projects.
Daniel graduated from Central European University's (CEU) Sociology and Social Anthropology program. During his BA, he studied Sociology at Corvinus University of Budapest and Rajk College for Advanced Studies.
Gergely graduated from the Faculty of Political Science at Corvinus University in Budapest. Afterwards he continued his studies at the Eötvös Loránd University at master's program in survey statistics and data analysis.

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