Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Scotland 2009 disaggregated by skills

  • Andrew Ross (Creator)



The 2009 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) details the flows of incomes and expenditures through the Scottish economy. These data are essential for modelling the response of the economy to proposed changes in, for example, government expenditures and taxes. The Scottish SAM does not incorporate skill disaggregation and only reports aggregate employment and income figures for each of the 104 industries. That is, labour is homogeneous and wage differentials between sectors reflect industry premium. This data set disaggregates these entries by skill (education levels) in order to reflect economic conditions within the labour market more precisely. The skill disaggregated SAM thereby provides a framework allowing the identification of wage differentials by worker type, distinguished by highest qualification attained, and industry.

The dataset comprises the 2009 Scottish SAM (Excel), and skill disaggregated labour income accounts (Excel).
Date made available26 May 2016
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Date of data production2009
Geographical coverageScotland

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