Gintarė Pociūtė-Sereikienė


Spatial exclusion in Lithuania: peripheries as “losers”, metropolitan areas as “winners”

Gintarė Pociūtė-Sereikienė, Viktorija Baranauskienė, Vidmantas Daugirdas

Przegląd Geograficzny (2019) tom 91, zeszyt 2, pp. 5-19 | Full text

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Abstract: This paper reports on a comprehensive evaluation of socio-spatial inequalities as a means of analysing spatial exclusion in line with demographic, social and economic components expressed using 20 key indicators. The utilised method of grouping into quartiles was able to demonstrate increasingly pronounced polarisation trends in Lithuania, with widening disparities to be noted, both between the major cities of Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipėda and their regions, and between peripheral areas of the country. The level of spatial exclusion is seen to be highest in Lithuania’s north-eastern and southern regions, which have been identified as problematic. It is to these regions that a majority of the attention in this work has been paid.

Keywords: wykluczenie przestrzenne, nierówności społeczno-przestrzenne, polaryzacja, region wiejski, Litwa