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Social capital in Scotland: report

Report examining social connections within Scottish communities and what can be done to make these communities stronger and more inclusive.

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Social capital in Scotland: report
Footnotes

67 page PDF

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Footnotes

1 The design of the dashboard index was informed by a research study carried out by IPSOS Mori (Scottish Government, 2018) https://www.gov.scot/publications/designing-social-capital-dashboard/pages/2/

2 In the Scottish Household Survey 2018, the question on gender was non-binary and included ‘Identified in another way’ and ‘Refused’ responses in addition to ‘Man’ and ‘Woman’. In previous years the question on gender was binary, i.e. only two response options were provided to respondents: ‘Male’ and ‘Female’.

3 Dodds, S. (2016), Social Contexts and Health: A GCPH Synthesis

4 Dodds, S. (2016), Social Contexts and Health: A GCPH Synthesis

5 Christie Commission

6 (Dodds, 2016) https://www.GCPH.co.uk/assets/0000/5594/Social_contexts_and_health__web_.pdf

7 Dodds, S. (2016), Social Contexts and Health: A GCPH Synthesis

8 https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/16002/PublicationAnnual

9 For more information about Scottish Household Survey methodology: https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/About/Methodology

10 Some of these concepts are explored in further detail in other reports, for example information about perceptions of crime are reported each year in the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey annual report. https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Crime-Justice/crime-and-justice-survey

11 The design of the dashboard index was informed by a research study carried out by IPSOS Mori (Scottish Government, 2018) https://www.gov.scot/publications/designing-social-capital-dashboard/pages/2/

12 In the absence of research and evidence to show the comparative importance of social capital evidence, the index is based on an equal weighting of the 4 themes. Because there is a different number of questions in each theme, some questions have more influence over the overall trend than others. It is important to bear this in mind, and also look at the source data when interpreting findings.

13 The complete data and tables for local authorities, for social capital variables, are available separately at: https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/16002/LAtables2018

14The complete data for all variables at Local Authority level, are available at: https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/16002/LAtables2018

15 More information about urban and rural classifications: https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/About/Methodology/UrbanRuralClassification

16 In the Scottish Household Survey 2018, the question on gender was non-binary and included ‘Identified in another way’ and ‘Refused’ responses in addition to ‘Man’ and ‘Woman’. In previous years the question on gender was binary, i.e. only two response options were provided to respondents: ‘Male’ and ‘Female’.

17 https://www.gov.scot/publications/scotlands-people-annual-report-results-2018-scottish-household-survey/pages/5/

18 The report and methodology is explained in a companion report, ‘Stories of Social Capital’ (Jacobs, P, 2020, The Scottish Government). The images for the stories of social capital were drawn by Candela Sanchez, and are used with her permission.

19 ‘Other urban areas’ are defined as settlements with a population between 10,000-125,000.

20 https://www.GCPH.co.uk/assets/0000/5594/Social_contexts_and_health__web_.pdf


Contact

Email: ben.cavanagh@gov.scot