Why Is Old-Age Poverty on the Rise in Lithuania? A First Look at the Annual LIS Data Series for 2009-2017

Gintare Mazeikaite (LIS)

Although many advanced economies showed a steady decline in old-age poverty in the 2000s, leading to a convergence in poverty rates among the working age population and the elderly, national trends in Lithuania show that old-age poverty in Lithuania has been on the rise since 2010. Using the soon to be released annual LIS data series from Lithuania for 2009-2017, Gintare takes a closer look at the poverty trends among the elderly and identifies some of the factors behind these trends.

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June 10, 2020 | News