Social Mobility: Is There an Advantage in Being English in Scotland?

19 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2010

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Maarten van Ham

Delft University of Technology - OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility Studies; University of St. Andrews; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Allan Findlay

University of St. Andrews

David Manley

University of St. Andrews

Peteke Feijten

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

This paper seeks to unpick the complex effects of migration, country of birth, and place of residence in Scotland on individual success in the labour market. We pay specific attention to the labour force experience of English-born residents in Scotland, whom the cross sectional literature suggests are more likely to achieve high occupational status than the Scottish born residents. Using data from the Scottish Longitudinal Study ヨ linking individual records from the 1991 and 2001 Censuses ヨ and logistic regressions we show that those living in, or moving to Edinburgh, and those born in England and Wales are the most likely to experience upward occupational mobility.

Keywords: escalator region, social class, social mobility, longitudinal data, Scotland

JEL Classification: J24, J61, J62, R23

Suggested Citation

van Ham, Maarten and Findlay, Allan and Manley, David and Feijten, Peteke, Social Mobility: Is There an Advantage in Being English in Scotland?. IZA Discussion Paper No. 4797, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1570395

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Allan Findlay

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David Manley

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Peteke Feijten

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