On the differences between the Lithuanian and Swedish social models

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The purpose of the paper is to compare the Swedish and Lithuanian models of a welfare state and to identify factors that influence [he choice of a particular model. This paper offers an overview of social policy in Sweden and Lithuania after World War II, the development of a social security system in independent Lithuania, and main characteristics and changes in social policy of Sweden and Lithuania in the context of globalization. As a reference point for analysing the Lithuanian social security system, the institutional social democratic Swedish welfare state model is selected.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-127
JournalSocialų zinātņu vēstnesis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007



  • Welfare
  • Social policy
  • Globalization

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