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A közmunkások helyzete és a közfoglalkoztatás szerepe az Ormánságban
The Situation of Public Workers and the Role of Public Employment in Ormansag Region

Author(s): Zsuzsanna Pulszter
Subject(s): Sociology, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Fórum Kisebbségkutató Intézet
Keywords: Southern Transdanubia;Dél-Dunántúl;Ormansag;Ormánság;Sellye district;Sellyei járás;public employment;unemployment;disadvantaged situation

Summary/Abstract: This study presents the results of participatory observation research in one of the most disadvantaged regions of Hungary, Ormansag in South Baranya, in the district of Sellye, related to public employment. The examined field has a high proportion of the low-skilled population with an unfavourable socio-cultural situation, a high unemployment rate, a significant number of people employed in—to put it in common parlance—public works, and this is well reflected in the structure of local society. Public employment means a very low income, a wage level below the minimum wage, the primary labour market is characterized by a lack of jobs, and due to the multiple marginalized situation, many are stuck in the public employment system for decades, although public employment was originally intended to serve as a transit employment only. In addition to exploring the situation, the study discusses the practical implementation of public employment programs, the perception of public workers, the employer environment and many other aspects that are related to public works based on the experience in the Sellye district.

  • Issue Year: XXII/2020
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 31-54
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Hungarian