The research aims to investigate the phenomenon of Multiple Discrimination in Hungary as it is a field of study uncovered and unexplored yet in the Hungarian sociological literature.
A primary objective of the research is to unfold those mechanisms that lead to multiple discrimination through the study of two chosen fields, the first one belonging to the public life of citizens, namely job seeking and hiring. The second chosen field is linked to the private life of individuals, in particular, the process of adoption. We plan to study the phenomenon of multiple discrimination from both perspectives, on the one hand, from the perspective of decision-makers representing institutions, and those who are the victims of discrimination, in particular, multiple discrimination. A further objective of the research is to identify the types of multiple discrimination happening in these two chosen areas, job seeking and hiring as well as adoption. In addition, the research project aims to identify the personal and institutional perceptions, impacts of and actions taken with regard to discrimination. The research project aims to provide answers to the following research questions:
- What are the most common types of multiple discrimination in Hungary? Which grounds of discrimination are mostly likely to be combined?
- Which groups of society are the most hit by multiple discrimination?
- What type of multiple, compound (additive) and intersectional discrimination exist in Hungary?
- What are the mechanisms that lead to multiple discrimination?
- What are the individual and institutional perceptions, impacts of and actions against multiple discrimination?
- What role do decision-makers have in the mechanisms leading to multiple discrimination, as well as combating multiple discrimination? We plan to study the phenomenon of multiple discrimination from both perspectives, on the one hand, from the perspective of decision-makers representing institutions, and those who are the victims of multiple discrimination by conducting interviews, observation and surveys.