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SPÉDER, Zsolt
Director


Research fields

- Family formation and fertility
- Attitudes and values towards the family
- Social inequalities and poverty
- International comparisons
- Follow up studies

Contact

e-mail: speder@demografia.hu
tel: +36-1-345-6449


Publications

Articles

Kapitány, Balázs – Spéder, Zsolt (2019): Fertility. Demographic Portrait of Hungary, 49-66.

Makay, Zsuzsanna – Spéder, Zsolt (2019): Fatherhood: parenthood and family roles for men. Demographic Portrait of Hungary, 67-84.

Spéder, Zsolt - Bartus, Tamás (2016): Educational enrolment, double-status positions and the transition to motherhood in Hungary. European Journal of Population. DOI: 10.1007/s10680-016-9394-0

Spéder, Zsolt (2016): Janina Józwiak – strengthening population scince in Central Eastern Europe. Studia Demograficzne, (2)170. pp. 49-50.

Spéder, Zsolt (2016): Fertility decline and the persistence of low fertility in a changing policy environment-a Hungarian case study. In: Rindfuss, R. Choe, M, eds., Low Fertility Institutions, and their Policies. Springer, pp.165-194.

Spéder, Zsolt - Bartus, Tamás (2016): Educational enrolment, double-status positions and the transition to motherhood in Hungary. European Journal of Population. DOI: 10.1007/s10680-016-9394-0

Spéder, Zsolt - Murinkó, Lívia (2015): Marriage and cohabitation. In: Monostori, Judit - Őri, Péter - Spéder, Zsolt (eds.): Demographic Portrait of Hungary 2015. Hungarian Demographic Research Institute. Budapest.

Kapitány, Balázs - Spéder, Zsolt (2015): Fertility. In: Monostori, Judit - Őri, Péter - Spéder, Zsolt (eds.): Demographic Portrait of Hungary 2015. Hungarian Demographic Research Institute. Budapest.

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, pp. 79-112.

Spéder, Zsolt - Kapitány, Balázs: Failure to Realize Fertility Intentions: A Key Aspect of the Post-communist Fertility Transition. Population Research and Policy Review; January 2014, doi: 10.1007/s11113-013-9313-6

Spéder, Zsolt - Murinkó, Lívia - Settersten, Richard A. (2013): Are conceptions of Adulthood Universal and Unisex? Ages and Social Markers in 25 European Countries. Social Forces doi: 10.1093/sf/sot100.

Kapitány, Balázs – Spéder, Zsolt (2012):  Realization, Postponement or Abandonment of Childbearing Intentions in Four European Countries. Population-E, vol. 67.  2012/4. pp. 599-629.

Spéder, Zsolt – Bálint, Lajos: Ageing in the Visegrad Countries: Selected demographic and Sociological Aspects. In: Széman, Zsuzsa (eds.): Challenges of Ageing Societies in the Visegrad Countries. Budapest: Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta, pp. 17-31.

Bálint, Lajos – Spéder, Zsolt (2012): Ageing. In: Péter Őri – Zsolt Spéder (eds.): Demographic Portrait of Hungary 2012. Report on the Conditions of the Hungarian Population. Demographic Research Institute, Budapest, pp. 89-102.

Kapitány, Balázs – Spéder, Zsolt (2012) Fertility.  In: Péter Őri – Zsolt Spéder (eds.): Demographic Portrait of Hungary 2012. Report on the Conditions of the Hungarian Population. Demographic Research Institute, Budapest, pp. 31-43.

Billari, F.C., A. Goisis, Liefbroer, A.C. Settersten, R.A., A. Aassve, G. Hagestad, and Zs. Spéder: Social age deadlines for the childbearing of women and men. Human Reproduction. Published December 15, 2010. doi:10.1093/humrep/deq360

Spéder, Zsolt: Demographic Transition of Three Populations in Two Countries – The Population of Romania and Hungary Compared. Hungarian Statistical Rewiev, Special Number. Vol. 14. pp. 3-26.

Spéder, Zsolt – Kapitány, Balázs (2009): How are Time-Dependent Childbearing Intentions Realized? Realization, Postponement, Abandonment, Bringing forward. European Journal of Population, Vol 25: 503-523.

Spéder, Zsolt – Kamarás, Ferenc (2008): Hungary: Secular fertility decline with distinct period fluctuations. Demographic Research, Vol. 19, Article 18 pp.599-664.

Vikat, A., Spéder, Zs., Beets, G., Billari, F.C., Bühler, Ch., Désesquelles, A., Fokkema, T., Hoem, J.M., MacDonald, A., Neyer, G., Pailhé,A., Pinnelli, A., Solaz, A.: Generation and Gender Survey (GGS): Towards a Better Understanding of Relationships and Processes in the Life Course. Demographic Research, Volume 17. no.14. p. 389-440.

Spéder, Zsolt (2006): Rudiments of recent fertility decline in Hungary: Postponement, educational differences, and outcomes of changing partnership forms. Demographic Research Vol. 15. Article 8. pp.253-284, published 17 October.

Philipov, D., Zs. Spéder and F.C. Billari, 2006. Soon, later, or ever? The impact of anomie and social capital on fertility intentions in Bulgaria (2002) and Hungary (2001) Population Studies, Vol. 60. No. 3. pp. 289-308.

Aassve, A., Billari, F.C. and Zs. Spéder, 2006. Societal transition, policy changes and family formation: Evidences from Hungary. Journal of European Population no. 2. Vol. 22. p.127-152.

Spéder, Zsolt (2005): The rise of cohabitation as first union and some neglected factors of recent demographic developments in Hungary. Demográfia English Edition vol. 49. p. 77-103.

Pongrácz, Marietta – Spéder, Zsolt (2003): Marriage and cohabitation - facts and opinion compared. Demográfia, vol. 46. (special edition) p. 52–72.

Spéder, Zsolt – Elekes, Zsuzsanna – Harcsa, István – Róbert, Péter (2001): The Case of Hungary: the Outlines of the Transformation in Hungary. Sisyphus Social Studies, Vol. XV. pp.39-70.

Spéder, Zsolt (2002): Poverty in Hungary. Using the concept of the Proportional Deprivation Index. Review of Sociology, Vol 8, 2. 149-165. (link: Habich, R. — Spéder, Zs. 2000. Continuous changes – different variations. Income distribution and dynamics in three societies. Sociological Rewiev Special Issues 2000. p 1-26.

Spéder, Zsolt (1998): Poverty dynamics in Hungary during the transformation. Economics of Transition, vol. 6. (no.1.) p. 1–22.

Spéder, Zsolt (1998): Households and how they get by in a disadvantaged area. Acta Oeconomica, vol. 49. (no. 3-4.) pp. 415–438.

Andorka, Rudolf – Spéder, Zsolt (1996): Poverty in Hungary. Review of Sociology Special Issue pp. 3-28.


Chapters in books and working papers:

Spéder, Zsolt – Murinkó, Lívia – Oláh Sz., Lívia (2017): Sailing close to the wind? The effects of third birth policies in post-communist Hungary. Working papers on Population, Family and Welfare, No. 29. Budapest: Demographic Research Institute

Spéder, Zsolt - Murinkó, Lívia - Lívia Sz., Oláh (2017): Policy support and impact on third births in post-socialist Hungary. Stockholm Research Reports in Demography. 2017/31. Stockholm University, Stockholm.

Spéder, Zs. (2016): Fertility decline and the persistence of low fertility in a changing policy environment-a Hungarian case study. In: Rindfuss, R. Choe, M, eds., Low Fertility Institutions, and their Policies. Springer, pp.165-194.

Spéder, Zsolt - Kapitány, Balázs - Neumann, László (2010): Life-course transitions and the Hungarian employment model before and after the societal transformation. In: Anxo, D., Bosch, G., Rubery, J. (eds.): The Welfare State and Life Transitions. Edward Elgar pp. 287-327.

Spéder, Zsolt (2010): Family changes in the new EU member states. In: Kapella, O., C. Rille-Pfeiffer, M. Rupp & N. F. Schneider (eds.): Family Diversity: Collection of the 3rd European Congress of Family Science. Opladen & Farmington Hills, Barbara Budrich Publishers. pp. 343-370.

Spéder, Zsolt - Kapitány, Balázs (2009): Ideational factors and parenthood. A gender- and parity specific analysis in a post-communist society. Working papers on Population, Family and Welfare, No. 11. Budapest: Demographic Research Institute

Kapitány, Balázs - Spéder, Zsolt (2009): Fertility. In Monostori-Őri-S. Molnár-Spéder eds. Demographic Portrait of Hungary 2009. Budapest: KSH NKI pp. 29-40.

Pongrácz, Marietta – Spéder, Zsolt (2008): Attitudes Towards Forms of Partnership. In Höhn, Ch., Avramov, D. Kotowska, I. (eds.): People, Population Change and Policies. Lessons from the population Policy Acceptance Study. Vol. 1. Springer p.93-112.

Spéder, Zsolt (2006): Childbearing Behaviour in the New EU Member States: Basic Trends and Selected Attitudes. In: Lutz, W., Richer, R. Wilson, C. (eds.): The New Generations of Europeans. Demography and Families in the Enlarged European Union. London: Earthscan, p.59-82.

Spéder, Zsolt (2005): Diversity of Family Structure in Europe - Selected characteristics of partnerships, childhood, parenting, and economic well-being across Europe around the millennium. Paper presented at the XXV. International Population Conference 18-23 July, Tours, France (CD publication)

Spéder, Zsolt - Kapitány, Balázs (2005): Poverty and deprivation – assessing demographic and social structural factors. Working papers on Population, Family and Welfare, No. 8. Budapest: Demographic Research Institute,

Spéder, Zsolt (2002): Fertility and structural change. Working Papers on Population, Family and Welfare, No. 4. Demographic Research Institute, Budapest

Spéder, Zsolt (2004): Fertility decline, changes in partnership formation and their linkages. In: Kolosi, Tóth, Vukovich (eds.): Social Report 2004. Budapest: TÁRKI. p. 132-146.

Spéder, Zsolt (2003): Fertility behaviour in a period of economic pressures and growing opportunities – Hungary, the 1990s. In: Kotovska, I.E. – Józwiak, J. (eds): Population of Central and Eastern Europe. Challenges and Opportunities. European Population Conference, Warsaw, 26–30 August 2003. Warsaw, Statistical Publishing Establsihment. p. 457–484.

Spéder, Zsolt– Elekes, Zsuzsanna – Harcsa, István – Róbert, Péter (2002): The Outlines of the transformation in Hungary. In: Adamski, Manochin, Zapf (eds.) Structural Change and Modernization in Post-Socialist Societies. Hamburg: Kraemer, P. 79-153

Spéder, Zsolt (2000): Getting better and becoming dissimilar: economic well-being of the elderly in Hungary. In: Stanovnik et.al. (ed.): Economic well-being of the elderly: A comparison in five European countries. Aldershot, Ashgate. p. 53–97.

Stanovnik, Tine – Emmerson, Carl – Prinz, Christopher – Spéder, Zsolt – Stropnik, Nada – Szulc, Adam (2000): Introduction and comparative summary. In: Stanovnik et.al. (ed.): Economic well-being of the elderly: A comparison in five European countries. Aldershot, Ashgate. p. 9–50.

Spéder, Zsolt (1999): The twin faces of poverty in present-day society. In: Spéder Zsolt (ed.): Hungary in Flux: Society, politics and transformation. Hamburg, Krämer. p. 57–86.

Spéder, Zs. – Habich, R. (1999): Income dynamics in three societies: An investigation of social dynamics using “old” and “new” types of social indicators. Working Paper. Berlin, Wissenschaftszentrum. FS II. p. 99–402.

Habich, Roland – Spéder Zsolt (1998): Winners and losers: Transformational outcomes in a comparative context. Budapest, Collegium Budapest. Institute for Advanced Study (Collegium Budapest Discussion Paper Series)

Andorka, Rudolf – Spéder, Zsolt (1996): Poverty in Hungary : Some results of the first two waves of the Hungarian Household Panel Survey in 1992-1993. In: Ott, Notburga – Wagner, Gert (eds.): Income Inequality and Poverty in Eastern and Western Europe. Heidelberg, Phisica-Verlag. p. 187–206.

Spéder, Zsolt (1995): Some aspects of the social transition processes in Hungary and East Germany - Income inequality and poverty. DIW Diskussionspapiere Nr. 104. 1995, März, 15p.

Spéder, Zsolt (1993): Households non-market production in Hungary. In: Cecora, James (ed.): Economic Behaviour of family households in an international context: Resource, income and allocation in urban and rural, in farm and non-farm households. Bonn, Society for Agricultural Policy Research and Rural Sociology (Schriftenreihe der Forschungsgesellschaft für Agrarpolitik und Agrarsoziologie, 295.) p. 187–198.

Books:

Fahey, T. – Zs. Spéder (2004): Fertility and family issues in an enlarged Europe. European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. Dublin

Edited books:

Spéder, Zsolt (ed.)(1999): Hungary in Flux. Society, Politics and Transformation. Hamburg: Dr Krämer.

Őri, Péter –Spéder, Zsolt (eds.)(2012): Demographic Portrait of Hungary 2012. Report on the Conditions of the Hungarian Population. Demographic Research Institute, Budapest 



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