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Twentieth-Century British Social Trends
3rd Edition
Edited by A.H. Halsey and Josephine Webb
 
 
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07 Mar 2000
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Twentieth-Century British Social Trends is a centennial record of the changing face of Britain in the twentieth century. Primarily statistical, the book sets out a broad description of how the life of the United Kingdom has developed from 1900 to 2000. But it is more than a guide or a reference book. Each chapter, written by a leading specialist, helps the reader to avoid the pitfalls of official statistics and also attempts to explain the arithmetic trends - economic, social and political - of our time.

For the third time, first in the 1970s and second in the 1980s, the leading and veteran sociologist A. H. Halsey has persuaded experts among his colleagues at Nuffield College, Oxford, and elsewhere to expound their special knowledge for students, civil servants, teachers, managers and businessmen so as to guide them through the bewildering mass of statistics published by governments, parties, interest groups and academic researchers, summarising and interpreting British trends through a momentous century.


Description

Twentieth-Century British Social Trends is a centennial record of the changing face of Britain in the twentieth century. Primarily statistical, the book sets out a broad description of how the life of the United Kingdom has developed from 1900 to 2000. But it is more than a guide or a reference book. Each chapter, written by a leading specialist, helps the reader to avoid the pitfalls of official statistics and also attempts to explain the arithmetic trends - economic, social and political - of our time.

For the third time, first in the 1970s and second in the 1980s, the leading and veteran sociologist A. H. Halsey has persuaded experts among his colleagues at Nuffield College, Oxford, and elsewhere to expound their special knowledge for students, civil servants, teachers, managers and businessmen so as to guide them through the bewildering mass of statistics published by governments, parties, interest groups and academic researchers, summarising and interpreting British trends through a momentous century.


Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction:
Twentieth-century Britain; A.H.Halsey
DEMOGRAPHY
Population and Family; D.Coleman
Health; R.Fitzpatrick & T.Chandola
Immigration and Ethnicity; C.Peach, A.Rogers, J.Chance & P.Daley
SOCIAL REPRODUCTION
Schools; G.Smith
Further and Higher Education; A.H.Halsey
Social Mobility; A.Heath & C.Payne
ECONOMY
The Labour Force; D.Gallie
The Economic Environment; A.Dilnot & C.Emmerson
The Distribution of Income and Wealth; A.B.Atkinson
POLITICS
Electors and Elected; D.Butler
Towns, Urban Change and Local Government; B.Wood & J.Carter
POLICY
Transport and Communications; A.Root
Housing; A.Holmans
Social Services; J.Parker & J.Webb
Social Security; J.Webb
SOCIAL ORDER AND SOCIAL CONTROL
Volunteers and Voluntarism; B.Harrison & J.Webb
Leisure; J.Gershuny & K.Fisher
Religion; P.Brierley
Crime, Sentencing and Punishment; R.Hood & A.Roddam
APPENDICES
Appendix 1: Price Indices
Appendix 2: Official Surveys
Index


Authors

A.H. HALSEY is Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Oxford, and Emeritus Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford. He is the author of many books, including No Discouragement: an Autobiography, and Policy and Politics.

JOSEPHINE WEBB is Research Officer, Nuffield College, Oxford.