ROMA SURVEY 1971
In 1971, István Kemény initiated and led a representative survey to the situation of Roma (Gypsy) population of Hungary. The questionaires and part of the digitalised data have been destroyed/lost. This file has been compiled using three incomplete data sets that survived until 2012.
The objective of the survey
Measuring demographic characteristics, living conditions, nutrition, education and employment, income and wealth of the Roma population
The reference population
Roma population living in selected settlements of Hungary. Stratified sampling using prior information on Roma density across and within settlements.
2 percent of the Roma households interviewed using questionnaires. The adult respondents were asked to provide information on their children and relatives.
The final sample contains 2912 people older than 14, who belong to 1056 households. (The original sample contained data of 3510 people older than 14.)
Main topics of data
Main groups of the variables:
education, languages, literacy
Occupation, employment, wages and other benefits
Social transfers, pensions, job search
Alternative sources of income (collecting, etc.)
Marital status, spouses and children
State of health, nutrition
Housing, durable goods, livestock
Expenditures and revenues (selected items)
Unconditionally available for academic research