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British Demography, c1850-c2000: How and Why was Scotland Different?

British Demography, c1850-c2000: How and Why was Scotland Different?
Hosted by: Sociology # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Michael Anderson # University of Edinburgh
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20th Jan 2016 17:30 - 20th Jan 2016 21:30
Room LG 08, David Hume Tower

20Jan2016-SemSeriesMuch slower population growth. Higher mortality at all ages except for babies up to c1900. Similar overall fertility but with significantly larger average family sizes but less and later marriage. Higher emigration, from all parts of the country including the most advanced industrialised areas. This was Scottish compared to English demography, and most Scottish regions compared with most English regions persistently over time and pervasively over space, from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twenty-first.

Why? And to what extent are these differences due to factors that are particular to Scotland as a whole? These are the questions, based on my nearly completed book-length work, that I shall try to tackle in this seminar. 


Click here to download Prof Michael Anderson's powerpoint slides for the talk


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