Max Weber Fellow, 2006-2007
From September 2007:
Centre for Longitudinal Studies
Institute of Education
University of London
I studied economics and sociology at the Budapest University of Economics where I received my diploma in 1991. From 1991 to 2000 I worked as a statistician and a sociologist at the Social Statistics Department of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (HCSO). Between 2000 and 2005 I was a head of section on Social Stratification and Way of Life, at the Social Statistics Department of the HCSO. In 2005 and 2006 I worked as a senior researcher at the Sociology Department of the University of Bamberg (Germany).
I was awarded my Ph.D in 2002 at Budapest University of Economics. The title of my thesis was: “Historical and life-course changes in marriage propensity and marital homogamy in Hungary”, an extended version of which was published recently (in Hungarian).
My research interests also cover educational inequalities, trends in intergenerational mobility, different aspects of life-course analysis and the relationship between social and cultural stratification.
I have been involved in different international comparative projects, among which is the Globalife project (principal investigator Prof. Hans-Peter Blossfeld), where I investigated employment insecurities and their impacts on family formation and the main features of individuals’ career mobility in Hungary. Currently I am involved in three comparative projects. One of them is an attempt to explore cross-national differences in the process of labour market entry, another investigates the association between social and cultural stratification, and the third focuses on the economic consequences of divorce in the various European societies.
As a MW fellow I am working on the topic: “Family dynamics and divorce in Hungary – as compared to other post-socialist countries”.