Dorottya Szikra: Ideology or Pragmatism in Policy Making. The Family Policy of the Orbán-government between 2010 and 2018

Bolyai János Research Scholarship, 2016–2019

The central question of Dorottya Szikra's research is whether a pronounced ideological direction of Hungarian welfare reforms can be identified since 2010. The research concentrates on family policy changes and disaggregates policy changes into policy processes, policy outputs and policy outcomes. While the first two are scrutinized via qualitative methodology, the third level of policy changes is investigated by quantitative methodology, primarily using microsimulations.