While conducting research in the field of social welfare research, the Department of Social Policy Research pursues the following objectives:

  • to carry out research in living conditions, income differentiation, the spread of poverty and social exclusion in Lithuania, the factors influencing it, and the consequences thereof;
  • to carry out research in the social and economic policies applied to influence the social welfare of the country and effectiveness thereof;
  • to carry out research in the changes in Lithuanian social structure to reveal the main trends of social stratification while undergoing transformation into civil society under conditions of globalisation and European integration;
  • to carry out research in the specifics of Lithuanian regions;
  • to design Lithuanian social development models and to develop social technologies for their implementation.