Publisher: Vilnius University   (Total: 38 journals)   [Sort by number of followers]

Showing 1 - 38 of 38 Journals sorted alphabetically
Accounting Theory and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Acta medica Lituanica     Open Access  
Acta Paedagogica Vilnensia     Open Access  
Archaeologia Lituana     Open Access  
Baltic J. of Political Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Baltistica     Open Access  
Criminological Studies     Open Access  
Ekonomika (Economics)     Open Access  
Informacijos mokslai     Open Access  
J.ism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Jaunujų mokslininkų darbai     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Kalbotyra     Open Access  
Knygotyra (Book Science)     Open Access  
Lietuvių kalba     Open Access  
Lietuvos istorijos studijos     Open Access  
Lietuvos Matematikos Rinkinys     Open Access  
Lietuvos Statistikos Darbai     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Literatūra     Open Access  
Lithuanian Surgery : Lietuvos Chirurgija     Open Access  
Nonlinear Analysis : Modelling and Control     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Politologija     Open Access  
Problemos     Open Access  
Psychology     Open Access  
Religija ir kultūra     Open Access  
Respectus Philologicus     Open Access  
Scandinavistica Vilnensis     Open Access  
Semiotika     Open Access  
Slavistica Vilnensis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Socialinė teorija, empirija, politika ir praktika     Open Access  
Socialiniai tyrimai     Open Access  
Sociology : Thought and Action     Open Access  
Taikomoji kalbotyra     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Teisė : Law     Open Access  
Verbum     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Vertimo studijos (Translation Studies)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Vilnius University Open Series     Open Access  
Vilnius University Proceedings     Open Access  
Similar Journals
Journal Cover
Socialinė teorija, empirija, politika ir praktika
Number of Followers: 0  

  This is an Open Access Journal Open Access journal
ISSN (Print) 2345-0266 - ISSN (Online) 1648-2425
Published by Vilnius University Homepage  [38 journals]
  • Over-indebtedness – a Harbinger of Financial Exclusion

    • Authors: Daiva Skučienė, Viktorija Buržinskaja
      Pages: 71 - 85
      Abstract: The article explores the link between financial exclusion and the problems of social exclusion and the at-risk of poverty and highlights relevance in the context of social policy. The study seeks to analyze the problem of over-indebtedness as a threat to financial exclusion. The purpose of the study is implemented by disclosing the concept and causes of financial exclusion, analyzing over-indebtedness measurement and management. The tendency to over-indebtedness is determined by a whole palette of factors: social, demographic, economic, psychological, behavioral. It examines which groups of society are most likely to face financial difficulties in fulfilling their financial obligations and other household payments and to be over-indebted. Assessing gross debts of households and the scope of over-indebtedness, links with the socio-economic environment and available demographic data of debtors in Lithuanian municipalities are established. Over-indebtedness figures are analyzed using a secondary analysis of the Centre of Registers (database of open bailiffs’ files, 1995–2023), the Official Statistics Portal, and the Employment Service for 2022. The data are analyzed using descriptive statistics, also Pearson correlation and linear regression were performed. The result of the study shows alarming increase in the amount of over-indebtedness in Lithuania. Over-indebtedness arrears are unevenly distributed among the population of different ages. The situation is not homogeneous between large and small municipalities. Results show that in large municipalities there is strong positive link between debts per person, poverty rate and amount of average salary. The problem of financial exclusion, and especially over-indebtedness, requires further extended research and increased attention in the political agenda.
      Keywords: Articles ; Life in a State of Limbo – Narratives of Place, Health, and Integration
             Among Later Life Female Migrants in Sweden

      • Authors: Finnur Magnusson
        Pages: 86 - 99
        Abstract: International migration is a prioritized domain of European aging research. Using a qualitative approach, the author has gathered accounts among Iranian later-life females in the Swedish city of Malmö, suffering from social isolation. The women in this article found themselves in a situation like that of other later-life migrants in Sweden. Several studies have shown how these groups are at risk of ending up in a social isolation which can be hard to break. The situation of the later-life migrant women discussed in this study is characterized by the loss of numerous deep-seated and natural social bonds connected to ethnicity, family, language, and culture. To cope with their exposed situation, the local Iranian-Swedish association provided some self-arranged activities, offering opportunities to social integration. The aim of the study is to demonstrate how the women described their life situation where a local day center made up the key foundation of their social life in a Swedish city in 2000–2008. Typical of that period was that solutions of the alarming situation of some foreign-born elderly citizens were discussed by local authorities, as well as volunteer organizations. Thus, the aim is not to describe the present situation among later life migrants. On the contrary, the perspective is retrospective. The theoretical inspirations used in the article derive from a broader backdrop of social-constructive assumptions that define narratives or accounts as explanations of the reality of everyday life and experiences. In the article the women’s stories are defined as small, local, erratic narratives, nevertheless explaining the reality of everyday life and experiences which in their turn reflect the state of illness, locally specific attachment and social isolation. Three salient themes emerge in the material: place bound experiences, illness and unsuccessful integration. The narratives are defined as small irregular accounts, contrasting larger narratives of later-life migration. The article shows how the women depicted their situation as a borderline between an Iranian life in exile and a Swedish society, leaving them in a state of Limbo. The women expressed ambitions of integrate into a Swedish community of senior citizens, providing privileges and civil rights. Thus, the narratives challenge common generalizing images of later-life migrants and their life conditions.
        Keywords: Articles ; Editor’s word

        • Authors: Eugenijus Dunajevas
          Pages: VIII - XI
          Abstract: -
          Keywords: Front Matter ; Editorial Board and Table of Contents

          • Authors: Eugenijus Dunajevas
            Pages: 1 - 7
            Abstract: -
            Keywords: Front Matter ; Editorial Board and Table of Contents

            • Authors: Eugenijus Dunajevas
              Pages: 1 - 7
              Abstract: -
              Keywords: Front Matter ; Searching for a Balance between Work and Leisure from the Perspective of
                     Generational Change in Lithuanian Society

              • Authors: Aida Savicka
                Pages: 67 - 87
                Abstract: Work and leisure are interlinked and mutually determining spheres of human life, both of which are socially constructed concepts that depend on a variety of cultural, social and economic factors. In contemporary society, the balance between work and leisure is particularly relevant in the light of various social, economic and technological changes, such as the intensification of work, the constant accessibility of workers to smart communication devices, the blurring of the boundaries between professional and private time, the introduction of flexible forms of work organisation, etc. The pursuit of work-life balance is therefore even becoming a kind of cultural value imperative aimed at ensuring individual and societal well-being. Using empirical data from the European Values Survey spanning almost three decades (1990-2017), this paper analyses the dynamics of value orientations related to work and leisure in Lithuania, in order to see how the importance of these areas of life and the perception of their relationship to each other is changing in different groups of the population, and how this is related to the change of generations. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics, factor analysis, nonparametric covariance analysis and multiple group comparison test and revealed significant differences in value attitudes related to work and leisure and their interrelationship in different social generations in Lithuania, suggesting that, while the importance of work itself has remained essentially unchanged, we are witnessing a profound cultural change, manifested as a broadening of the spectrum of expectations related to work and a search for a better work-life balance.
                Keywords: Articles ; Problems and Possibilities of Implementing Resocialisation in Lithuanian
                       Prisons

                • Authors: Jolanta Aleknevičienė, Ignė Kalinauskaitė
                  Pages: 88 - 104
                  Abstract: Lithuania‘s strategic documents point out that the main purpose of the execution of sentences is the resocialisation of convicts. The article analyses the problems and possibilities of the implementation of resocialisation of convicts in Lithuanian prisons today, based on the ideas of positivist and critical criminology. The research comprised an analysis of scientific literature and strategic documents in Lithuania, and an empirical qualitative study, which included twenty semistructured interviews with Lithuanian prison staff and experts from the penitentiary system. The data analysis was based on thematic analysis. The study reveals that resocialisation as a priority becomes a secondary goal of imprisonment during implementation, pursued in a demotivating and desocialising prison environment and punitive culture. The gap between the prison‘s stated objectives of resocialising prisoners and the human and financial capacity to achieve this is noted. Positivist and critical criminology ideas broaden the perception and analysis of resocialisation as a phenomenon and make it possible to rethink the functional and institutional distinction between the punishment of convicted persons and their treatment, assistance, and motivated personal transformation as different activities. The study suggests that the success of resocialisation of an individual requires the disaggregation and implementation of the stages of resocialisation, not only in prison but also in institutions that focus on helping without retribution and punishment.
                  Keywords: Social work and social welfare ; Challenges and Dilemmas Faced by Labor Market Integration Support
                         Providers in Portugal

                  • Authors: Ana Luisa Martinho
                    Pages: 182 - 199
                    Abstract: This research delves into the challenges and dilemmas faced by both professionals and people in vulnerable situations in the process of social and professional inclusion. Grounded in a theoretical framework that underscores the persistent rates of labor exclusion among specific social groups and the fragmented social policies in Portugal, the study aims to understand the structural framework and practices in this field. This research adopts a qualitative approach to investigate the challenges of the social and professional integration of people in vulnerable situations. For this purpose, the study employs nine in-depth case studies within the context of social economy organizations in Portugal. The findings illuminate the complex challenges faced by professionals supporting people with complex needs, including the nonlinearity and multifaceted nature of the inclusion process, resource inadequacies, the need for specialized training and guidance, and a labor market unaligned with the needs and abilities of the clients. The study underscores the necessity for a more holistic, supportive, and inclusive approach to address the intricate dynamics of social and professional integration for people in vulnerable situations.
                    Keywords: Articles ; COVID-19 Emergency: Boosting Digitalization and a Missed Opportunity for
                           Acquiring Digital Literacy in the Old Population

                    • Authors: Simone Carlo, Sara Nanetti
                      Pages: 200 - 216
                      Abstract: The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the adoption of digital content and services, particularly in Italy, a country historically slower in embracing communication technologies (European Commission, 2023). Mobility restrictions have hastened the digitalization of daily life, including communication, entertainment, and utility services (Auditel & Censis, 2022). Older individuals, traditionally less digitally proficient, have faced challenges adapting to this rapid digitalization (Rolandi et al., 2020, NIHR, 2022). However, early evidence suggests that this digital acceleration may not be sufficient to bridge the digital divide, especially among older populations (Litchfield et al., 2021, Colombo et al., 2023). This paper explores the changes occurring in the relationship between older people and new technologies based on data provided by longitudinal qualitative research, which involved a panel of 40 over-65 residents in the Lodigiano region, the first red zone – affected by the pandemic and its restrictions – in Europe. This contribution aims to highlight how active seniors have experienced a transformation in their approach to technology from the onset of the pandemic (2020) to the present day. The interviews were transcribed verbatim and then imported into the NVivo application for content analysis. Grounded Theory (Glaser & Strauss, 1967) was utilized, involving several stages. The analysis also aimed to formulate ideal types for interpreting the diverse approaches to digital adoption among the older population. From the present study, it emerged that the rapid process of digitalization during the COVID-19 pandemic has not effectively bridged the digital divide, but rather widened it. The swift digitalization of public services highlights the challenges in ensuring inclusivity, especially for older individuals. While digitalization can benefit those with support networks, it further marginalizes isolated seniors. Policy-makers need to consider existing caregiver networks to promote digital inclusion among older individuals.
                      Keywords: Articles ;
                       
                      JournalTOCs
                      School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
                      Heriot-Watt University
                      Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK
                      Email: journaltocs@hw.ac.uk
                      Tel: +00 44 (0)131 4513762
                       


                      Your IP address: 3.239.95.36
                       
                      Home (Search)
                      API
                      About JournalTOCs
                      News (blog, publications)
                      JournalTOCs on Twitter   JournalTOCs on Facebook

                      JournalTOCs © 2009-
JournalTOCs
 
 

Publisher: Vilnius University   (Total: 38 journals)   [Sort by number of followers]

Showing 1 - 38 of 38 Journals sorted alphabetically
Accounting Theory and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Acta medica Lituanica     Open Access  
Acta Paedagogica Vilnensia     Open Access  
Archaeologia Lituana     Open Access  
Baltic J. of Political Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Baltistica     Open Access  
Criminological Studies     Open Access  
Ekonomika (Economics)     Open Access  
Informacijos mokslai     Open Access  
J.ism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Jaunujų mokslininkų darbai     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Kalbotyra     Open Access  
Knygotyra (Book Science)     Open Access  
Lietuvių kalba     Open Access  
Lietuvos istorijos studijos     Open Access  
Lietuvos Matematikos Rinkinys     Open Access  
Lietuvos Statistikos Darbai     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Literatūra     Open Access  
Lithuanian Surgery : Lietuvos Chirurgija     Open Access  
Nonlinear Analysis : Modelling and Control     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Politologija     Open Access  
Problemos     Open Access  
Psychology     Open Access  
Religija ir kultūra     Open Access  
Respectus Philologicus     Open Access  
Scandinavistica Vilnensis     Open Access  
Semiotika     Open Access  
Slavistica Vilnensis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Socialinė teorija, empirija, politika ir praktika     Open Access  
Socialiniai tyrimai     Open Access  
Sociology : Thought and Action     Open Access  
Taikomoji kalbotyra     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Teisė : Law     Open Access  
Verbum     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Vertimo studijos (Translation Studies)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Vilnius University Open Series     Open Access  
Vilnius University Proceedings     Open Access  
Similar Journals
Similar Journals
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  All
HOME > Browse the 3359 Publishers covered by JournalTOCs 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  
PublisherTotal Journals
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  
 
JournalTOCs
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK
Email: journaltocs@hw.ac.uk
Tel: +00 44 (0)131 4513762
 


Your IP address: 3.239.95.36
 
Home (Search)
API
About JournalTOCs
News (blog, publications)
JournalTOCs on Twitter   JournalTOCs on Facebook

JournalTOCs © 2009-