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A New Underemployment Index for Scotland

by David Bell and David Blanchflower Part of the ESRC project on the Economics of Constitutional Change involves the collection of new data on the Scottish economy. This post develops this objective by describing a new measure of excess capacity … Continue reading

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Costs of State Pensions in Scotland

This post looks at the future costs of State Pensions in Scotland. Growth in pensioner numbers is slower in Scotland than in England, partly reflecting an assumption that Scots will continue to have lower life expectancy. Nevertheless, the number of Scots pensioners will increase by 80 per cent between 2010 and 2060, with most of the increase concentrated in the 2010-2035 period. Continue reading

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