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Living in Scotland

Social and Economic Change since 1980

Lindsay Paterson, Frank Bechhofer, David McCrone


Shortlisted for the Saltire Society/NLS Scottish Research Book of the Year Award, 2005

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List of Tables in Main Text
List of Supplementary Tables in Appendix I
List of Figures in Main Text
Notes on the Authors
1. Population and Demography
2. Families and Households
3. Work and Employment
4. Income, Wealth and Poverty
5. Social Class and Social Opportunity (chapter written jointly with Cristina Iannelli)
6. Education and Life Chances
7. Consumption, Lifestyle and Culture
8. Conclusions
Appendix I Supplementary Tables
Appendix 2 Sources of Data
Appendix 3 Measuring Social Class
Appendix 4 Comparing Percentages

About the Author

Lindsay Paterson is Professor of Educational Policy at the University of Edinburgh. He has published widely on the expansion and purposes of higher education, on social mobility, on the relationship between education and civic values, on the twentieth-century history of Scottish education, and on Scottish politics. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Frank Bechhofer is University Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Social Research, University of Edinburgh. In 1986 he founded the Research Centre for Social Sciences and was its Director until 1997.

David McCrone is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and a Fellow of the British Academy. He co-founded the university’s Institute of Governance in 1999, and has written extensively on the sociology and politics of Scotland, and the comparative study of nationalism.

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