Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development, Volume 40, Number 1

REGIONAL DISPARITIES IN LITHUANIA

Daiva Rimkuvienė, Aurelija Sakalauskaitė

Abstract

The aim of this study is to identify current pattern specific to the development of the Lithuanian counties by using a comparison approach. The research was based on annual data covering the period 2011–2016. Various aspects of the environmental, social and economic differences between the regions in Lithuania are analysed and discussed. The article focuses on regional disparities but also considers changes over time. In this research there have been applied nonparametric statistical methods and graphical presentation. The results have indicated that there is a clear predominance of three regions – Kaunas, Klaipėda and Vilnius counties. The conducted analysis showed, that there were statistically significant differences in the activity rate, the average disposable income and the number of households that have an internet access comparing by the years.

JEL Codes: R11, R58, I31.

Keyword(s): counties, disparities, Lithuania, regions


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