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Facts and figures

More details are available from ANED’s Indicators of Disability Equality in Europe. The following key points are summarised from data sources at European or national level, with particular relevance to the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020 and Europe 2020 targets.

Indicators of employment:
According to EU SILC data for 2009, compiled by ANED, the employment rate for disabled people (aged 20-64) in Lithuania was 38.2%, compared to 73.2% for non-disabled people (33.4% for disabled men and 41.8% for disabled women). The unemployment rate was 17.0% and the economic activity rate 46.1%.

Indicators of education:
According to EU SILC data for 2009, compiled by ANED, the proportion of disabled people (aged 30-34) having completed tertiary level education in Lithuania was 12.6%, compared to 41.4% for non-disabled people (9.6% for disabled men and 17.2% for disabled women). The proportion of young disabled people (aged 18-24) leaving school early in Lithuania was 28.7%, compared to 7.6% for non-disabled people.

Indicators of poverty and incomes:
According to EU SILC data for 2009, compiled by ANED, the proportion of disabled people (aged 16-59) living in households at-risk-of-poverty or social exclusion in Lithuania was 21.1%, compared to 3.6 for non-disabled people (27.3% for disabled men and 16.7% for disabled women).

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