Title: Housing in the context of economic and social development of Lithuanian regions

Authors: Romualdas Ginevicius, Valentinas Podvezko

Addresses: Department of Enterprise Economics and Business Management, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Saulėtekio al. 11, LT – 10223, Vilnius-40, Lithuania. ' Department of Enterprise Economics and Business Management, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Saulėtekio al. 11, LT – 10223, Vilnius-40, Lithuania

Abstract: Housing construction plays an important role in the development of the state regions (counties) in Lithuania. Depending on the level of economic development of particular regions, housing directly affects and forms their social environment. Qualitative evaluation of this relationship requires the integration of all criteria describing housing both quantitatively and qualitatively into a single criterion (or indicator). This may be achieved by using multicriteria evaluation methods. The analysis of housing in its relation to Economic and Social Development (ESD) of various regions has shown that regional policy of the state is ineffective. The long-term strategy of economic development approved in 2002 opened new vistas for housing development in the regions.

Keywords: environment; regional housing development; multicriteria analysis; economic development; social development; Lithuania; regional development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2008.021363

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2008 Vol.35 No.2/3/4, pp.309 - 330

Published online: 20 Nov 2008 *

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