Social Welfare Institute
of Lithuanian Social Research Centre

A.Gostauto st. 9, LT-01108 Vilnius, Lithuania
phone: (+370 5) 249 1601, fax: (+370 5) 275 4896
e-mail: socgerove@lstc.lt
Books and other
 











In December 2019 SOCIAL WELFARE INSTITUTE AND INSTITUTE FOR ETHNIC STUDIES have released the fifth issue of publication "Socialiniai tyrimai trumpai" (Social Research in Brief).
This publication is a successor to an earlier publication entitled "Social Policy Research in Brief".
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Expectations toward elderly care: social services and their organizational forms. Scientific study.
Laimutė Žalimienė, Jolita Junevičienė, Inga Blažienė, Rasa Miežienė.
Lithuanian Social Research Centre. Vilnius, 2019, 90 p.

The aim of the study is to reveal the possible development prospects for the social care sector in Lithuania based on the expectations of older people regarding the services of this sector when they get old. This study, unlike the previously mentioned studies, contains a very targeted and systematic analysis of the expectations of the population aged 50-65 with regard to social care services in old age, elaborating on the main parameters of these services (types of services, organisational peculiarities, financing, service providers, etc.). The findings of the study on the expectations of the Lithuanian population regarding care services in old age allow for a discussion on the compliance of eldercare development scenarios with actual needs. One more novelty and advantage of this research study is that the results of the study allow us to design how the expectations of the population for specific services can be fulfilled by the care-sector labour market and what should be the specific features of organising employment in this market. For example, looking at the different organisational forms of service provision in the light of their response to expectations or what changes should be made taking into account the expectations of the population for services? On the whole, it can be stated that the expectations of the absolute majority of the Lithuanian population aged 50-65 regarding their care in old age are focused on familial help or services at home. Only a very small percentage of respondents believe they may prefer institutional care in old age, i.e. placement in retirement (nursing) homes. I.e. the need for institutional care as a priority in picturing their eldercare needs is expressed only by one in ten Lithuanian residents aged 50-65. The results of the study suggest that the key role in the expectations about formal services in old age is given to home help services. It is also noteworthy that quite a big portion of respondents, after reaching retirement age and having creased their professional career, would take up another career (responsibilities) ? paid (or unpaid) care-giving. Therefore, the diversity of organisational models of home help services can pave the way for the development of those services. This development would mean: the development of formal home help services which are currently very poorly developed in Lithuania; the development of various forms of non-standard employment that would facilitate the development of bilateral employment relationships between the service recipient and service provider; and the development of services for persons caring for their family members by improving the balance of work and family responsibilities.
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In March 2017 SOCIAL WELFARE INSTITUTE AND LABOUR MARKET RESEARCH INSTITUTE have released the fourth issue of publication "Socialiniai tyrimai trumpai" (Social Research in Brief).
This publication is a successor to an earlier publication entitled "Social Policy Research in Brief".
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Senėjanti visuomenė: kaip mes pasirengę? (Ageing society: how prepared are we?)   Monograph.
Daiva Skučienė, Algirdas Bartkus, Julija Moskvina, Austė Uleckienė.
Lietuvos socialinių tyrimų centras. Vilnius, 2015, 332 p.

The book analyses the challenges of an aging society on the labour market, i.e. the intentions to participate in the labour market of retirement age population are examined. Herewith the employers’ attitude towards aging employees is analysed. Moreover, the aging society’s impact on consumption structure are assessed, population’s financial preparation for senility and aging society’s effects on health and social services sector are studied.
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In October 2014 SOCIAL WELFARE INSTITUTE released the third issue of its publication “Socialiniai tyrimai trumpai” (Social Research in Brief).
This publication is a successor to an earlier publication entitled "Social Policy Research in Brief".
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Socialinis draudimas Lietuvoje: kontekstas, raida, rezultatai (Social Insurance in Lithuania: Context, Development, Results). Monograph.
Romas Lazutka, Daiva Skučienė, Gediminas Černiauskas, Algirdas Bartkus, Jekaterina Navicke, Jolita Junevičienė.
Lietuvos socialinių tyrimų centras. Vilnius, 2013, 480 p.

In this monograph, the social insurance system functioning in Lithuania is analysed in the context of other countries from the multidisciplinary perspective (sociology, economics, public administration, political sciences).
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In December 2013 SOCIAL WELFARE INSTITUTE released the second issue of its publication "Socialinės politikos tyrimai trumpai" (Social Policy Research in Brief).
The issue presents social policy research opportunities for Lithuania provided by the tax-benefit microsimulation model EUROMOD.
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In September 2013 SOCIAL WELFARE INSTITUTE released the first issue of its publication "Socialinės politikos tyrimai trumpai" (Social Policy Research in Brief).
The purpose of the publication is to present the findings of social policy research to politicians, public administration officers, entities involved in social partnerships, and all other readers interested in social policy.
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Profesinė gerovė socialinio darbo paslaugų sektoriuje Lietuvoje (Occupational Well-Being in Social Work Services in Lithuania). Monograph.
Laimutė Žalimienė, Daiva Skučienė, Jolita Junevičienė,
Artūras Gataūlinas.
Lietuvos socialinių tyrimų centras. Vilnius, 2013, 320 p.

The book analyses occupational well-being of employees in the area of social work in Lithuania.
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Socialinis teisingumas švietime: teorinė samprata ir praktinis vertinimas (Social Justice in Education: Theoretical Approaches and Evaluation of Practice).
Laimutė Žalimienė, Romas Lazutka, Daiva Skučienė, Jolanta Aidukaitė, Jolita Kazakevičiūtė, Jakaterina Navickė, Viginta Ivaškaitė-Tamošiūnė.

This research study analyses the variety of social justice concepts, formulates a list of indicators for social justice awareness-raising, discusses the system and methodology of indicators, and offers a social justice index. In addition, the study examines the social justice situation in the Lithuanian education system.
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Socialinė parama Lietuvoje: remiamųjų padėtis ir paramos rezultatai (Social support in Lithuania: situation of support recipients and support outcomes).
Romas Lazutka, Laimutė Žalimienė, Daiva Skučienė, Viginta Ivaškaitė-Tamošiūnė, Lina Šumskaitė.
Socialinės apsaugos ir darbo ministerija, Socialinių tyrimų institutas. Vilnius, 2008.

In this book, a team of authors have attempted to take an integrated approach to the social support system, situation and living conditions of families and recipients of social benefits, as well as to evaluate social support outcomes.



News

2020-02-11
Jolanta Aidukaitė (Lithuanian Social Research Centre) and Sven Hort (Linnéuniversitetet) guest edited a special issue of Journal of Baltic Studies entitled "The Baltic states after the crisis? The transformation of welfare systems and social problems" (2019 vol. 50, no. 1). This issue is for anyone to read who is interested in the three Baltic states and what has happened to them during and after the crisis. Articles include topics of youth unemployment, migration, health care, family policy, social security, and in-work poverty. Here is the editorial introduction with detail presentation of the six articles included in the issue.

All articles of the special issue can be found here.