By A. Halsey
This e-book tells the tale of adjustments within the social constitution of england from 1900 to the mid Nineteen Eighties. It contains and is a sequel to developments in British Society given that 1900, a compilation through a distinguishd staff of social scientists on the collage of Oxford, and the single finished choice of British social facts for the 20th century as a whole.
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Again there are difficulties in interpreting the data, for example, the probability that tax avoidance is positively correlated with income and therefore inequality may be underestimated. Inequality remains the outstanding feature of both income and, especially, wealth distributions. 18, there has been a marked fall in the share of wealth held by the richest 1 per cent and richest 5 per cent of the population since 1900. Since 1966 this has also been true for the richest l 0 per cent but the bottom 50 per cent have yet to show signs of benefiting.
Unfortunately, for the most part, the figures are concerned only with supply; independent measures of need which would be required to judge adequacy are sparse and controversial. In Chapters 10, 11 and 12 we look at the growth or decline of various public services but for the most part we are not able to relate them to the needs they are designed to meet. In the face of theoretically inadequate statistics, the social scientist may, of course, resort to the academic sociological survey which can be designed in explicit relation to theory.
9. Fewer manual workers. 10. Shorter hours of work. 11. Longer holidays. 3. The national income continued to rise. At 1980 prices GDP grew from 1961 (£148 billion) to 1973 (£215 billion) at about 3 per cent per year. Growth from 1973 to 1980 slowed to about 1 per cent per year. 5 per cent for all the OECD countries. 48 4 48 148 64 2811 1961 46 171 74 3138 1966 45 81 4 220 96 3918 1976 46 195 85 3495 62 53 59 1971 98 44 2 228 99 4037 58 44 52 1981 110 100 442 4465 253 1985 Notes: 1. Great Britain only.
British Social Trends since 1900: A Guide to the Changing Social Structure of Britain by A. Halsey