Interviewee ID: 990083
Parent's name: Banzragch
Year of Birth: 1942
Education: incomplete secondary
Notes on education: This most likely means 7 years of schooling.
Born in: Bayangol sum, Selenge aimag
Lives in: [None Given] sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder
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Summary of Interview 090104B with Sühbaatar
Sühbaatar worked with people with mental disorders i.e. in special tough conditions for her entire life. After the arrival of democracy, women who “had 5 children and worked for 27 years” were retired even though they had not reached retirement age. Sühbaatar was one of them and along with her 20 people were “dismissed” and forced to retired from same work place. That there were about 20 women who had and raised 5 or more children and worked for 27 years for the State in the same place reveals how women lived and worked in socialist society.
“Since 1990 the 'alcohol treatment unit' reopened in the mental hospital and has been treating alcohol addicts” she said. This reflects the emergence of an army of the unemployed, and the crisis of social psychology insofar the society was changed. Also she assumes that “mental health cases have increased in recent years relative to the socialist period.”