ISSN: 1648 - 4460

International Journal of Scholarly Papers


Transformations  in
Business & Economics

Transformations in
Business & Economics

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Sustainable Gender Equality Development in the Lithuanian Labour Market
Aiste Dromantaite

ABSTRACT. Alongside political, economic, social, cultural, information reforms not only in Lithuania, but all over the world, demographic processes are changing as well – the number of people is decreasing, depopulation is increasing and population is rapidly aging. Other problems like discrimination in various aspects like gender, race, and religious beliefs, integration into society of disabled and convicted persons released from prisons, migration processes, lack of employment, versatile work, view, rethinking of values, eventually, the period of economic crisis change viewpoint regarding most of the things mentioned.

In Lithuania gender discrimination is forbidden by law, therefore some opinions happen to be that no problems in gender discrimination exist. However, despite legislative progress a number of indicators show that a considerable gap between formal and real gender equality is prevailing. In other words, gender equality de jure and de facto are not identical in Lithuania.

The object of this research is a different approach of both men and women to gender inequality, discrimination, career in the Lithuanian labour market. The aim is to analyse the factors governing/influencing gender inequality, discrimination regarding gender, together with career obstacles being the result of gender. The methods used: analysis of scientific literature resources and comparative analysis of statistical and secondary data.

KEYWORDS: sustainable gender equality, equal opportunities, labour force, stereotypes, human resource management, Lithuania.

JEL classification: M14, M12, M54, P2.

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