Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 7, No 2 (2015)

A Research of Provisions of the Lithuanian Youth Migration

Edita Siniavskaitė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)
Daiva Andriušaitienė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)


Young people are a very important part of society, on whom the country and people’s welfare depends. Unfortunately, emigration of young people is notable every year because of the present economic, social and financial situations. In the year 2013 because of emigration Lithuania has lost 17.6 thousand of young people of the country‘s population between ages of 14–29 years. Because of youth emigration Lithuania has confronted with social, demographic problems. Our homeland is losing population yearly, rapid aging of the populations noticeable, age structure of the deformations going also birth rates are decreasing because of youth migration, brain drains noticeable. Number of well educated, diligent young people is decreasing, as a result Lithuania often lacks good specialists and there is nobody to replace them. Purpose of this article is to find out what are the reasons for the emigration of young people and to answer the question why young people are emigrating from Lithuania and what would encourage them to stay in their homeland. This article consists of three parts. The first part has dealt with the theoretical aspects of migration, in the second part the article examines the concept of migration of the population, its causes, factors and consequences. The third part of the article carried out the provisions of Lithuanian youth migration study using literature and statistical data. The article ends with conclusions and recommendations.

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2015-05-28

Keyword(s): youth; migration; emigration; migration of population; emigration of young people; youth unemployment.

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2015.749

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