Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development, Volume 26

Emigration influence for the youth evolution in the sustainable rural development context

Rimantas Dapkus, Aušra Lisinskienė, Saulius Šukys


In the Lithuanian long-term development strategy a special attention is given to sustainable rural development. The article deals with one of the strongest sustainable rural development factors – human resources, and particularly the development of a young person. The aim of the research is to identify how one of the most pressing economic and social events in Lithuania – emigration - af-fects young persons in rural regions of the family and school environment. The article, based on a number of scientific researchers work, a theoretical examination of the human factor aspect for the role of the sustainable development of rural regions, an overview of trends in emigration from Lith-uania, conducted research on child well-being and parental employment links with the emigration of the theoretical analysis. Theoretical analysis of generalization-based research model as the basis for empirically validated parental impact of emigration for young rural person. Outcomes from data analysis of this study can be used to improve the education system and making decisions for the fu-ture sustainable rural regions development.

JEL codes: D190, I290, I310, J110, J130, O150, O180, P250, R280, R580.

Keyword(s): emigration, the evolution of a young person, regional sustainable development, family.

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