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Saturday, 16.10.2021, 14:26
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted personal income of almost half of Lithuania's residents, a recent survey has shown, writes LETA/BNS.
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According to Statistics Estonia, in 2019, life expectancy at birth was 74.4 years for males and 82.8 years for females. Life expectancy has increased for both sexes, slightly more for males. Men are expected to live disability-free for 54.1 and women for 57.6 years.
More and more people do not see any special advantages for life in Riga, according to a survey conducted by the research agency SKDS writes LETA.
As a universal goal, the relevance of happiness is recognized in many countries as a vital means for reaching citizens’ well-being. Importance of this recognition in public policy requires an active state’s objectives and priorities towards more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes sustainable development.
In January this year residents’ opinion about the overall situation in Latvia continued to worsen, according to the latest Latvian Barometer survey conducted by SKDS research agency referred LETA.
Middle class makes up 9% of Latvia's population, according to a study carried out by Swedbank and SKDS research center.
Improving the living conditions of its people and fighting poverty and social exclusion is a central part of European Union policies. Nevertheless, there are still households in the EU that have difficulties in making ends meet. In 2018, almost 7% of households had been unable to pay utility bills (heating, electricity, gas, water, etc.) on time, due to financial difficulties. However, this share has fallen steadily in the EU as a whole, from over 10% of households in 2013, informed Eurostat.