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HU OSA 368-1-2 Living Conditions of the Low-Income Population
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Title
Living Conditions of the Low-Income Population
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Date(s)
1969 - 1983
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2 Archival boxes, 0.25 linear meters
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The research on low income earners, focusing on the lowest income decile, was launched in 1969, and the final paper was published in 1972 under the title The Living Conditions of the Low Income Population in Hungary. The research project was a taboo breaker: when István Kemény spoke at the ceremonial session series of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1970, his use of the word poverty caused an immediate scandal because according to official political propaganda there were no poor people in Hungary. On the orders of Miklós Nagy, a department head in the central party organization, István Kemény was immediately expelled from the Institute of Sociology. His penalty was later reduced and he was employed on a short term contract, renewable every month, which kept him under serious pressure. The final report of the research was immediately classified and the copies were kept in the vaults of the head of department; even the Hungarian Central Planning Office was allowed to borrow a copy only on the orders of the prime minister. At the same time about a hundred copies circulated in the city. The series consists of the documents relating to the research project, including interim reports and background studies.
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During the course of processing no materials have been removed from the series.
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Not Expected
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The series is arranged in alphabetical order.
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The series contains paper documents of good physical condition.
Notes
One methodological curiosity of the research was the decision to set the poverty line in terms of geographical location and other criteria of living conditions rather than of the exact figure of the minimal wage.
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Archivist's note
Processed by János Dávid, Gábor Havas, János Köllő, Júlia Varga, Krisztina Passuth and Örs Lehel Tari, September 21, 2016.
HU OSA 368-1-2 Living Conditions of the Low-Income Population
BookIconSeries Description
Context
Hierarchy
Statistics
Folders / Items
Identity Statement
Title
Living Conditions of the Low-Income Population
Identity Statement
Date(s)
1969 - 1983
Identity Statement
Description Level
Series
Identity Statement
Extent and medium (processed)
2 Archival boxes, 0.25 linear meters
Content and structure
Scope and content (abstract)
The research on low income earners, focusing on the lowest income decile, was launched in 1969, and the final paper was published in 1972 under the title The Living Conditions of the Low Income Population in Hungary. The research project was a taboo breaker: when István Kemény spoke at the ceremonial session series of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1970, his use of the word poverty caused an immediate scandal because according to official political propaganda there were no poor people in Hungary. On the orders of Miklós Nagy, a department head in the central party organization, István Kemény was immediately expelled from the Institute of Sociology. His penalty was later reduced and he was employed on a short term contract, renewable every month, which kept him under serious pressure. The final report of the research was immediately classified and the copies were kept in the vaults of the head of department; even the Hungarian Central Planning Office was allowed to borrow a copy only on the orders of the prime minister. At the same time about a hundred copies circulated in the city. The series consists of the documents relating to the research project, including interim reports and background studies.
Content and structure
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
During the course of processing no materials have been removed from the series.
Content and structure
Accruals
Not Expected
Content and structure
System of arrangement
The series is arranged in alphabetical order.
Conditions of access and use
Conditions governing access
Not Restricted
Conditions of access and use
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The series contains paper documents of good physical condition.
Notes
One methodological curiosity of the research was the decision to set the poverty line in terms of geographical location and other criteria of living conditions rather than of the exact figure of the minimal wage.
Description Control
Archivist's note
Processed by János Dávid, Gábor Havas, János Köllő, Júlia Varga, Krisztina Passuth and Örs Lehel Tari, September 21, 2016.