Changing Scotland

Evidence from the British Household Panel Survey

Edited by John F. Ermisch and Robert E. Wright

Changing Scotland

Edited by John F. Ermisch and Robert E. Wright

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

328 pages
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781861345936 Published July 2005 For sale in North and South America only
Changing Scotland uses longitudinal data from the British Household Panel Survey to improve our knowledge and understanding of the impact of devolution on the lives of people in Scotland. It is the first time that BHPS data has been used in this way.The book provides a detailed examination of social, economic, demographic and political differences, especially those involving dynamic behaviour such as residential mobility, unemployment duration, job mobility, income inequality, poverty, health and deprivation, national identity, family structure and other aspects of individual's lives as they change over time. This data provides a 'baseline' for policy formulation and for analysing the impact of subsequent differential developments arising out of devolution.The book is also an invaluable resource for establishing pre-existing differences between England and Scotland and evaluating the impact of policy initiatives by the Scottish Executive.
Contents
Devolution, policy and evidence ~ John F. Ermisch and Robert E. Wright
Part 1: Families and households: Teenagers' relationships with peers and parents ~ Lynn Jamieson and John McKendrick
Youth transitions ~ Vernon Gayle
Comparison of living arrangements ~ John F. Ermisch
Residential mobility ~ Harminder Battu, Vania Gerova and Euan Phimister
How Scots live: housing and housing policy ~ Jeanette Findlay and Cecilia MacIntyre
Part 2: Inequalities: Health and deprivation ~ Anne Ludbrook, Vania Gerova and Ioannis Theodossiou
Trends in absolute poverty ~ Vernon Gayle, Gregor Jack and Robert E. Wright
Income inequality ~ David Bell and Gregor Jack
The structure of gender differentials ~ Kostas Mavromaras and Ioannis Theodossiou
Part 3: Labour market issues: Distribution and structure of pay ~ Bob Elliott, Vania Gerova and Euan Phimister
Earnings returns to Further Education ~ Anne Gasteen, John Houston and Carolyn Davidson
Low pay, higher pay and job satisfaction ~ Rannia Leontaridi and Peter Sloane
Labour market behaviour of older workers ~ Mark Taylor and John Rigg
Part 4: Social and political behaviour: What makes Scotland want something different? ~ John Curtice
Smart, successful Scotland? National identity, class, employment and enterprise ~ Alex Christie, Nicola McEwen and James Mitchell
Decline of religion ~ Nicole Bourque, Vernon Gayle and Robert E. Wright
Volunteering and organisational participation ~ Jeanette Findlay and Patricia Findlay
Conclusion ~ John F. Ermisch and Robert E. Wright
Devolution, policy and evidence ~ John F. Ermisch and Robert E. Wright
Part 1: Families and households: Teenagers' relationships with peers and parents ~ Lynn Jamieson and John McKendrick
Youth transitions ~ Vernon Gayle
Comparison of living arrangements ~ John F. Ermisch
Residential mobility ~ Harminder Battu, Vania Gerova and Euan Phimister
How Scots live: housing and housing policy ~ Jeanette Findlay and Cecilia MacIntyre
Part 2: Inequalities: Health and deprivation ~ Anne Ludbrook, Vania Gerova and Ioannis Theodossiou
Trends in absolute poverty ~ Vernon Gayle, Gregor Jack and Robert E. Wright
Income inequality ~ David Bell and Gregor Jack
The structure of gender differentials ~ Kostas Mavromaras and Ioannis Theodossiou
Part 3: Labour market issues: Distribution and structure of pay ~ Bob Elliott, Vania Gerova and Euan Phimister
Earnings returns to Further Education ~ Anne Gasteen, John Houston and Carolyn Davidson
Low pay, higher pay and job satisfaction ~ Rannia Leontaridi and Peter Sloane
Labour market behaviour of older workers ~ Mark Taylor and John Rigg
Part 4: Social and political behaviour: What makes Scotland want something different? ~ John Curtice
Smart, successful Scotland? National identity, class, employment and enterprise ~ Alex Christie, Nicola McEwen and James Mitchell
Decline of religion ~ Nicole Bourque, Vernon Gayle and Robert E. Wright
Volunteering and organisational participation ~ Jeanette Findlay and Patricia Findlay
Conclusion ~ John F. Ermisch and Robert E. Wright. - See more at: http://www.policypress.co.uk/display.asp?K=9781861345936&sf1=keyword&st1=Changing+Scotland&m=1&dc=21#sthash.fiprPsuz.dpuf
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