Interviewee ID: 990011
Parent's name: Soli
Year of Birth: 1944
Notes on education: baga bolovsrol
Born in: Uyanga sum, Övörhangai aimag
Lives in: Altanbulag sum (or part of UB), Selenge aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder
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Summary of Interview 080502A with Bayanjargal
Bayanjargal spent her childhood at side of her parents and later she entered school and after the fourth grade, she became a herder. She became a milker together with her mother.
At that time there was a medal of “Hero mother” and it was given to a mother with 16 children and raised them all healthy, but almost no one received this medal.
During the socialism there were almost no unemployed people, but nowadays it is hard to find a job even though they are highly educated or skilled.
At that time, there was no kindergarten, so all the children stayed at home and were raised near the livestock. Although people worried during the war, there was less to worry about during socialism because everything was prepared. Nowadays there are many problems for people and poverty has increased due to unemployment and she is not happy that the state is not regulating things.
Anyone who wanted to become a Party member could, but they had to meet many different criteria.
Every Wednesday during the cultural campaigns hospital workers visited households and carried out inspections and no one could oppose it.
Women do not go to the north part of the household and should be around the stove, and men had more power than women, but it became equal later. At that time men managed household money, but nowadays women manage the finances.
At that time, they generally did not give meat to children, but it was a tradition to often give yogurt and milk products.