By Lynn Abrams; Callum G Brown
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This brought new burdens for families and the NHS in caring for the surviving elderly. The implications of ill-health, disability and aging have impacted most often upon relatives. 15 Though Scotland was widely regarded as ‘the sick man of Europe’ for its poor health record late in the century, Scots were by no means the most given to reporting high rates of sickness. indd 33 28/1/10 14:29:02 34 Callum G. Brown of 1976, Scots had significantly lower rates of reporting long-standing (or chronic) illness than people in England and Wales.
24. Quoted in Highmore, Everyday Life, p. 151. 25. Cohen and Taylor, Escape Attempts, p. 30. 26. For Lüdtke the everyday is repetitiveness and routine; the everyday is contrasted to non-everyday eventfulness and historical change seen as the outcome of action by real groups and individuals, History of Everyday Life, p. 6. 27. Highmore, Everyday Life, p. 2. 28. See R. Davidson, ‘“The Sexual State”: sexuality and Scottish governance 1950– 1980’, Journal of the History of Sexuality vol. 13 (2004), pp.
Brown of 1976, Scots had significantly lower rates of reporting long-standing (or chronic) illness than people in England and Wales. 0 per cent in the other two countries. 16 THE HOME The Scottish home has, if anything, undergone greater change in the twentieth century than any other category of everyday experience. In 1901, 26 per cent of Glasgow families lived in one-roomed houses and a further 44 per cent lived in two-roomed houses. 17 It had all sorts of consequences, including poor health and rickets, but also including poor experience of domestic leisure.
A history of everyday life in twentieth-century Scotland by Lynn Abrams; Callum G Brown