Scottish Mobility Study, 1974-75

An investigation by means of a sample survey of trends, correlates and determinants of social mobility in Scotland. Topics covered: occupation, secondary education, further education, migration, kinship interaction, family size, housing, job selection, income.  Same data as above available on father, mother, brother, wife, son, father-in-law.
NOTE: In the subsetted dataset, migration, kinship interaction, housing, and brother's data are not included.

Spatial Coverage: 
Scotland
Data Creator: 
Moore, R.
Payne, G.
Time Period: 

Cross-sectional (one-time) study.

Data Publisher:

Documentation: 

PDF documentation includes codebook, questionnaire, and additional variable information. Enhanced from the original by Data Library staff.

Note: 

This dataset was originally obtained from the UK Data Archive and enhanced by Data Library staff on request from a user.

SPSS setup file created by Data Library staff, which provides variable labels but not value labels for a selected majority of variables. (Lines skipped from codebook are documented.)

Persistent identifier:10.5255/UKDA-SN-981-1

File Descriptions: 

Data Archive original files:

  • 0981zzzz.pdf - original codebook documentation
  • cite981.txt - citation text file
  • d981.dat - ASCII data file

Data Library version:

  • SMS74.pdf - enhanced, re-ordered codebook documentation with citation information and table of contents
  • sms74-subset.sps - SPSS setup statement (for ascii data file)
  • sms74-subset.por - SPSS portable file

 

Format: 

Original file from Data Archive in ASCII data format. Enhanced subset available in SPSS system or portable format.

UKDA Study Number: 
981
Data Access: 

Users must register with the UK Data Archive before receiving a copy of data files. Edinburgh University users may contact the Data Library for access.