Productivity in Lithuania compared to Western European economies remains abysmally low. One of the ways to approach the problem could be by looking into ways to extend the population's life expectancy, say international experts.
"Life expectancy is an indicator that shows the quality of a workforce - is it healthy? how long can it perform the function? Most studies that look into economic growth issues put those two indicators together," Ara Stepanyan, chief economist at the IMF's Europe department, said explaining the l