Social Mobility: Is There an Advantage in Being English in Scotland?
19 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2010
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
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