LITHUANIA IN THE CONTEXT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Beatričė Leiputė

Abstract


The goal of this paper is to analyze the tendencies of social exclusion and inequality in Lithuania and in the context of Europe. By using statistical methods such as Gini coefficient and Lorenz curve, firstly we analyze the inequality of average county disposable household income per month. In the second part of the study, we analyze an indicator of people at-risk-of poverty or social exclusion in 26 different countries of Europe. In this section, we want to test the fixed and random effects models on our data. Based on them, the average effect of the at-risk-of poverty or social exclusion indicator can be measured. Based on real expenditure per capita analysis, Lithuania can be classified to a group of post-Soviet countries, where tendencies of poverty or social exclusion risk are similar.


Keywords


sustainability, inequality, social exclusion, poverty, Gini coefficient, Lorenz curve, panel data models

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Lithuanian Journal of Statistics ISSN 1392-642X, eISSN 2029-7262
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