The Scottish economy [August 1984]

Frank Kirwan, Bob Buchanan, Paul Draper, John Heeley, Iain Jenkins, James Love, James McGilvray, Iain McNicolI, Noreen O'Donnell, David Simpson, Jim Stevens, Jim Walker, Frank Kirwan (Editor)

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Abstract

Throughout much of the last two years the official view has been that the Scottish recession was less severe than that experienced in the United Kingdom as a whole. Indeed, the Secretary of State has proclaimed to a variety of audiences, including the House of Commons, that Scotland was, and still is , leading the country out of recession. This diagnosis has not met with universal approval, as it appears to be founded primarily on the growth of the Scottish electronics sector and on the smaller proportionate rise in unemployment which has occurred in Scotland than in Britain as a whole. This latter fact is not particularly surprising as the pre-recession level of unemployment in Scotland was markedly above that of the rest of Britain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-55
Number of pages39
JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
Volume10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1984

Keywords

  • Fraser of Allander
  • Scottish economic activity
  • Scottish economic conditions

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