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Scotland's Populations from the 1850s to Today

Michael Anderson


The last book-length study of Scottish population history was published in 1977, and it stopped in 1939. This book uses much hitherto unexploited material to throw new light on many topics. It sets current and recent population changes in their long-term context, exploring how the legacies of past demographic change have combined with a history of weak industrial investment, employment insecurity, deprivation and poor living conditions to produce the population profiles and changes of Scotland today. A major argument of this book is that Scotland has had multiple population histories, with gre ... More

Keywords: Population change, diversity, migration, emigration, marriage, fertility, family size, mortality, industrial legacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198805830
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198805830.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Anderson, author
Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of Edinburgh