Shadow Economy in Lithuania: Population‘s Attitudes and Behaviors

Aistė Diržytė, Aleksandras Patapas


Many authors, in order to help promoting effective public administration solutions, recently began investigating shadow economy and its psychosocial factors. It is argued that positive attidudes towards shadow economy could be related to high social economic inequality. This study aimed at identifying attitudes towards shadow economy and population‘s behaviors with a special focus on differences in different income groups. This paper presents some results of the survey (n=1001). The results revealed no statistically significant differences in different income quintiles groups and different subjective socio-economic status groups. Authors indicate that additional research is needed.


shadow economy, attitude.

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