Received: 2017-01-10  |  Accepted: 2017-03-15

Title

Evaluation of resilience impact on socio-economic inequality


Abstract

This paper presents a new approach according to which the issue of socio-economic inequality is addressed not by applying social or fiscal policy measures, but by strengthening societal psychological resilience: by shaping a society characterized by a high level of social culture and education, by fostering a society in which individuals are resistant to life difficulties. In this paper, we pursue the aim of demonstrating the socio-economic vulnerability factors, the importance of strengthening resilience and reduction of socio-economic inequality, by analyzing data of a survey which was conducted in 2016 (representative sample, n=1001). The research results have demonstrated statistically significant differences of resilience in different income quintiles’ groups and resilience in different subjective socio-economic status groups and have revealed statistically significant differences in reaction to life difficulties in different income quintiles’ groups and in different subjective social economic status groups.


Keywords

socio-economic inequality, vulnerability, vulnerable social groups, resilience, hardiness, household income, subjective socio-economic stratification, Lithuania


JEL classifications

D63 , D31 , A14 , Z13


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/120


DOI

10.9770/jesi.2017.4.4(7)


Pages

489-501


Funding

This research is funded by the Research Council of Lithuania (Grant No GER-009/2015).

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Authors

Dirzytė, Aistė
Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania https://www.mruni.eu
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Rakauskienė, Ona Gražina
Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania https://www.mruni.eu
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Servetkienė, Vaida
Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania https://www.mruni.eu
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

4


Number

4


Issue date

June 2017


Issue DOI

10.9770/jesi.2017.4.4


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

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