The hidden reality of day-to-day struggles of the working poor in Lithuania

Atas, Natalija The hidden reality of day-to-day struggles of the working poor in Lithuania. In: SOCIAL POLICY, POVERTY AND INEQUALITY IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE AND THE FORMER SOVIET UNION. Ibidem Press (Columbia University Press).. (Accepted for Publication)

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Abstract

Millions of working men and women across Europe are currently living below the poverty line. Despite a growing body of literature on in-work poverty, little is known about how the working poor consolidate and manage their hardship. This paper addresses gaps in in-work poverty knowledge existing in the literature by providing an account of a long and constant struggle faced by the working poor along with the coping mechanisms they apply. This paper is based on the empirical findings from the qualitative research on in-work poverty that was conducted in Lithuania, the largest and most populous of the Baltic countries. This study sheds some light on first-hand experiences of the working poor through 36 semi-structured interviews. The analysis of these interviews revealed some common practices adopted by employees enabling them to make ends meet, which can help to understand the investigated phenomena across advanced welfare states. All in all, this paper has provided a rare glance into the key dimension of day-to-day struggles of the working poor in Lithuania.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of Social Science
Depositing User: Natalija Atas
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2018 10:16
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2018 16:20
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/2593

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