History and Health Inequalities
The three groups of respondents in the Twenty-07 study who grew up in and around Glasgow had very different experiences despite only being 20 years apart in age. For example, the material circumstances, roles of men and of women, and attitudes to smoking are radically different for those born in the 1930s, 1950s and 1970s. Alongside general social trends, the West of Scotland has undergone significant social, economic, environmental and cultural changes since the 1930s. For example, there has been massive de-industrialisation with the decline of shipbuilding and other major industries, and a growth in white-collar jobs with the influx of call centres to the area. We will bring together information on the social and economic history of the West of Scotland and consider how changes over time have affected lives and health of the three cohorts of the Twenty-07 Study. This work is being developed for a PhD by Ellen Glasgow in collaboration with Professor Marguerite Dupree.