Boglárka Herke

Boglárka Herke
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Research Interests

Boglárka Herke, PhD is Research Fellow at the Institute of Sociology, Centre for Social Sciences. She defended her PhD thesis on the perceived welfare deservingness of single mothers in 2022 at the Doctoral School of Sociology and Communication Studies of Corvinus University of Budapest. Her main research interests include single-parent families, welfare attitudes, attitudes towards single-parent families, family policy and family sociology. During her doctoral studies she received a three-month visiting research stipend (Jos Bergman Welfare Studies Stipend) at the Team Social Policy and Social Work of KU Leuven, and research scholarhips from the Hungarian New National Excellence Programme (ÚNKP) and the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. In 2023, she won the János Bolyai Research Scholarship for her project "Welfare deservingness of genders and family types". In recent years, she has published in leading international journals such as Journal of Social Policy, International Journal of Social Welfare, East European Politics and Societies and Social Inclusion. She is an editor at

Selected Publications

Dávid, Beáta; Herke, Boglárka; Huszti, Éva; Tóth Gergely; Túry-Angyal Emese, Albert, Fruzsina (2023). ‘Reshaping Social Capital During the Pandemic Crisis: Age Group Differences in Face‐to‐Face Contact Network Structures’. Social Inclusion 11(1). doi: 10.17645/si.v11i1.6002 

Herke, Boglárka (2022).Welfare Deservingness Perceptions of Single Mothers in Hungary: Institutional Design, Government Discourse, and Public Attitudes. PhD Thesis, Corvinus University of Budapest, Doctoral School of Sociology and Communication.

Herke, Boglárka – Vicsek, Lilla (2022). The attitudes of young citizens in higher education towards universal basic income in the context of automation – A qualitative study.  International Journal of Social Welfare, 1– 13. 

Herke, Boglárka – Janky, Béla (2021). The Role of the Deservingness Criteria in the Case of Single Mothers’ Perceived Welfare Deservingness in Hungary. Journal of Social Policy, 2021, 1–21. 

Herke, Boglárka (2020). Investigating the Welfare Deservingness of Single Mothers: Public Image and Deservingness Perceptions in Hungary. East European Politics and Societies: and Cultures. DOI: 10.1177/0888325420937773

Research Projects

Reproduction related decisions from macro-micro perspectives in European comparison in the (post-)pandemic era" (Momentum Program of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, participating researcher, principal investigator: Ivett Szalma)