Dorottya Szikra

Dorottya Szikra
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Head of Research Department

Senior Research Fellow (MTA TK SZI)
Research Interests

social policy, family policy, Central and Eastern European welfare states

Selected Publications

(with Cristina Rat): Family policies and social inequalities in Central and Eastern Europe. A comparative analysis of Hungary, Poland and Romania between 2005 and 2015. In Guðný Björk Eydal and Tine Rostgaard (eds.) Handbook of Child and Family Policy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. Under publication.

(with Vera Messing and Mária Neményi): Recognition, Rights and Redistribution. Introduction to the Honorary Issue of Intersections. EEJSP to Celebrate Júlia Szalai. In East European Journal of Society and Politics. 2018, 4(1), 4–9.

(with Diana Kiss) Beyond Nationalization: Assessing the Impact of the 2010-2012 Pension Reform in Hungary. In Review of Sociology, 27:(4), 83–107 (2017).

(with Ágota Scharle): Recent Changes Moving Hungary Away from the European Social Model. In Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead (ed.) The European Social model in crisis: Is Europe losing its soul? Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing; International Labour Office, 2015, 229–261.

Democracy and welfare in hard times: The social policy of the Orbán Government in Hungary between 2010 and 2014. In Journal of European Social Policy, (2014) 24(5), 486–500.

(with Tomasz Inglot and Cristina Rat): Reforming Post-Communist Welfare States: Family Policy in Poland, Hungary and Romania since 2000. In Problems of Post-Communism. (2012) 59:(6),  27–49.

Welfare Co-operatives’ and social policy between the two World Wars in Hungary. In Hilson, Mary, Pirjo Markkola and Ann-Catrin Östman (eds.) Co-operatives and the Social Question: The Co-operative Movement in Northern and Eastern Europe, 1880–1950. Welsh Academic Press, Cardiff, 2012, 153–167.

“Tradition Matters: Child Care and Primary School Education in Modern Hungary.” In. Child Care and Primary Education in Post-War Europe. Karen Hagemann, Konrad Jarausch and Cristina Allemann-Ghionda (eds.) New York and Oxford, Berghahn Books. 2011.364-385.

(with Béla Tomka) “Social Policy in East Central Europe. Major Trends in the 20st Century.” In Cerami, Alfio and Pieter Vanhuysse (eds.) (2009). Post-Communist Welfare Pathways: Theorizing Social Policy Transformations in Central and Eastern Europe. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan. 2009

“The Thorny Path to Implementation: Bismarckian social insurance in Hungary in the late 19th century.” In European Journal of Social Security, 2004. 6(3), 255-272.

Research Projects

Welfare States and Families in a Transforming Europe since 1945: A Comparison of Poland, Hungary, and Romania. Completed book manuscript co-authored with Tomasz Inglot and Cristina Rat.

Ideology or Pragmatism. The Family Policy of the Orbán-government between 2010 and 2018. Bolyai János Research Fellowship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2016-2019.

Populism in Policy Making. Research project completed with Zsolt Boda and Attila Bartha, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Center for Social Sciences, 2016-2018.