Meeting with István György Tóth, Director of Tárki Institute

  • March 01, 2019
AmCham Competitive Workforce Policy Task Force members met István György Tóth, PhD in sociology, director of theTÁRKI Social Research Institute and affiliated professor at the Budapest Corvinus University on 28th of February. Mr. Tóth shared the findings of the new Hungarian Social Report that was released on 5th of February, 2019 with members of the PTF. The Social Report has several issues that have relevance for labour market developments and education.

Mr. Tóth explained that “the Hungarian Social Report series provide a cross section overview of various aspects of the current Hungarian society, and it also presents time series analyses of societal changes in the three historic decades of the post-communist Hungary. The book pays particular attention on social structure and mobility, health status, education and housing conditions as well as on attitudes and political preferences. The topics are presented in an international context by comparing data from Hungary and other EU Member States.” The report is available here: http://www.tarki.hu/eng/hungarian-social-report-2019-now-released

Mr. Tóth, who has been co-editor of the Hungarian Social Report series since 1998, highlighted those findings of the report that are most connected to AmCham’s priorities: convergence, education, employment, mobility, demographic changes and health. The presentation was followed by a lively discussion and participants reflected on several elements of the study, especially on those that are in relation with the education system.

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