Fafo reports


Lithuania in a Period of Transition
The NORBALT Living Conditions Project

Knud Knudsen

Fafo-report 186

Web edition How far and how fast has the reform process in Lithuania developed? It is often assumed that life has picked up since the arrival of independence – but what has actually been achieved? The present report gives an overview of living conditions in Lithuania, discussing changes in employment, housing, political attitudes and other dimensions. A complex picture emerges: Although there have been substantial achievements, living conditions have not improved significantly. In some areas, like economic conditions, health, safety and security for ordinary people, as well as political trust, Lithuania has even experienced a deterioration. The report bears out that developments should be followed closely, by Lithuanian politicians and the international community alike.

Utgitt: 1996 Id-nr.: 186