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The last 30 years for Latvia have been very fruitful but it is difficult to say that only positive changes had a place in the social structure. The overall trend of life quality is increasing. However, the most challenging issue for the country since the accession to the European Union is the population outflow and aging. The important note is that the full independence of Latvia after the dissolution of the Soviet Union was in 1991.
To analyse the changes in Latvian social strata vital social indicators are used such as average monthly wages, minimum monthly wages, the purchasing power of employed population, enrolment and graduation in the higher education institutions and colleges active population employment status and average old-age pensions in the country.
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