(Ine)quality of life: Lithuanian labor migration to Sweden during the economic crisis and its aftermath, 2008–2013

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
(Ine)quality of life: Lithuanian labor migration to Sweden during the economic crisis and its aftermath, 2008–2013
In the Journal:
Journal of Baltic studies. 2019, vol. 50, no. 1, p. 79-104. Baltic states after the crisis? The transformation of welfare systems and social problems
Keywords:
LT
Darbo migracija; Ekonominė krizė; Taupymo priemonės; Darbo rinka ir socialinė nelygybė; Migracija ES viduje; Lietuva; Švedija; Labor market and social inequalities.
EN
Labor migration; Economic crisis; Austerity measures; Intra-EU migration; Lithuania; Sweden.
Summary / Abstract:

ENThis article connects micro and macro scales of inequality to Lithuanians’ decisions to depart to Sweden during the economic crisis with austerity measures and its aftermath (2008–2013). This period revealed unequal opportunities regarding the quality of life that were largely created by the gradual re-commodification of labor as well as unaddressed income and social inequalities which had existed since the 1990s. Nevertheless, macro inequalities did not directly lead to the exit decision. Rather, this was bound to the individual’s perception of the leaving opportunity and (possible) quality of life for oneself and one’s family across time and space. [From the publication]

ISSN:
0162-9778; 1751-7877
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