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Lithuania

Taljunaite Meilute

in Europe enlarged

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2008 | ISBN: 9781847420640
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302230 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420640.003.0010
Lithuania

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Continued privatisation and demonopolisation processes have bolstered Lithuania's long-term economic development and the expectations of its market participants for a number of years. The functioning of the education system, as well as the implementation of the principle of accessibility to education and of equal opportunities in education, has been greatly influenced by social changes of recent years, such as the socio-economic re-stratification caused by the changes in the economic status of different sections of the population. There is some evidence at a European Union (EU) level of a move towards linking welfare benefits to attending vocational training and this element of compulsion introduces a social control dimension to lifelong learning policies. Many reports and statistical data demonstrate the need to make projections for social support through the education system.

Keywords: labour market; social support; demonopolisation; European Union; economic restructuring; vocational training

Chapter.  8881 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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