Lithuania in the Context of Sustainable Development
Beatričė Leiputė
Vilnius University, Lithuania
Published 2014-12-20


social exclusion
Gini coefficient
Lorenz curve
panel data models

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Leiputė B. (2014) “Lithuania in the Context of Sustainable Development”, Lithuanian Journal of Statistics, 53(1), pp. 24-33. doi: 10.15388/LJS.2014.13891.


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.

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