Strengths of Emigration from Lithuania: Demographic, Social and Economic Consequences

Ona Gražina Rakauskienė, Olga Ranceva


The main aim of this paper is to show the strengths of emigration from Lithuania and highlight the drama of social and economic development of the country in this context. The article analyses the causes and consequences of emigration from Lithuania, its extent and structure, as well as problems – decrease in population number, illegal emigration, young people and women emigration, brain drain. The research shows that the fundamental reason of emigration is ineffective economic policy and the lack of self-realization opportunities in Lithuania.


emigration; illegal emigration; brain drain; youth emigration; approach to emigration

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