The Hungarian Demographic Research Institute (HDRI) is the only research institute in Hungary that carries out research on population issues and processes. Founded in 1963, the Institute is the national centre of basic and applied demographic research and it puts a great emphasis on the social context of demographic processes.
Key international publications
Spéder, Zsolt – Kapitány, Balázs (2014): Influences on the Link Between Fertility Intentions and Behavioural Outcomes. In Philipov, Dimiter - Liefbroer, Aart C. - Klobas, Jane E. (eds): Reproductive Decision-Making in a Macro-Micro Perspective. Springer, 79-112.
Gál, Róbert Iván – Szabó, Endre – Vargha, Lili (2014): The age-profile of invisible transfers: The true size of asymmetry in inter-age reallocations. Journal of the Economics of Ageing.
Lee, Ronald – Mason, Andrew – members of the NTA Network (2014): Is low fertility really a problem? Population aging, dependency, and consumption. Science 346/6206, 229-234.
Kovács, Katalin (2014): Social Disparities in the Evolution of an Epidemiological Profile: Transition Processes in Mortality Between 1971 and 2008 in an Industrialized Middle Income Country: The Case of Hungary. In Anson, Jon – Luy, Marc (eds.): Mortality in an International Perspective. European Studies of Population, Vol. 18., Springer. 79-117.
HDRI presentation at Population Europe Event in Brussels
HDRI senior researcher Róbert Iván Gál will give a presentation with the title The Measurement of Intergenerational Economic Flows - National Transfer accounts (NTA) at the event of Population Europe Who Pays for Demographic Change? Public Finances and Intergenerational Transfers on 27 January 2014 in Brussels.
Reproductive Decision-Making in a Macro-Micro Perspective - Springer book with HDRI contribution
Springer published Reproductive Decision-Making in a Macro-Micro Perspective (Philipov, Dimiter - Liefbroer, Aart C. - Klobas, Jane E. Eds.) a book presenting the theoretical and methodological developments of a three-year, European Commission-funded project named REPRO. Researchers of our Institute also contributed to the project and Chapter 4 of the book is Spéder, Zsolt - Kapitány, Balázs: Influences on the Link Between Fertility Intentions and Behavioural Outcomes.
The European Population Conference 2014 in Budapest
In 2014 the European Population Conference was held in Budapest; the local co-organiser of this year’s successful event was the Hungarian Demographic Research Institute. The presentations and posters of HDRI researchers can be downloaded from here.
Our colleague Lili Vargha has won the first prize of the Dirk Berg-Schlosser Award for best poster. The award is bestowed at the Summer School in Methods and Techniques of the Europen Consurtium for Political Research for the best participant poster. The poster - titled Four Levels of Intergenerational Indicators and the Total Support Ratio - presents new indicators of population ageing. It can be accessed on the following link.