By A. Halsey
This publication tells the tale of alterations within the social constitution of england from 1900 to the mid Eighties. It contains and is a sequel to tendencies in British Society because 1900, a compilation via a distinguishd crew of social scientists on the college of Oxford, and the one complete selection of British social facts for the 20th century as a whole.
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It is at this point that our own emphases and interpretations have entered. We have paid little attention to the institutions of language. 17 The British population is almost universally literate in a common language, though in earlier centuries dialects and illiteracy would have to be taken into account, and in any case it is open to debate how far the existence of the Welsh language, of class-linked linguistic structure and usages, and of non-Englishspeaking communities among the ethnic minorities can be disregarded.
Thus Walker quotes Lady Wootton's comment that 'the internal combustion engine has revolutionalised the business of our criminal courts'. On the other hand, although the number of men and women employed by the police forces have more than doubled since 1900, the actual man hours worked per thousand of the population has remained more or less the same throughout the century. 8 records the history of recorded indictable offences. The frequency of murder has changed very little while the frequency of attempts at burglaries and other 'breaking and entering' crimes has increased 42-fold.
Aged 14 or over. 7. Aged 15 or over. 8. 1976/77. 9. 1981/82 Source: Social Trends, 17 (Table A 1). Reproduced with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office. higher educations: Men Women Aged 21 or over in: Non-advanced further education (of which adult education) Part-time higher educations Full-time higher educations 6. Children in extended schooling 7. Formal qualifications N - 35 77 54 37 38 6 63 12 32 83 10 I 28 8 72 9 16 23 39 41 1 5 3 6 18 88 77 Shared equally I - 12 23 79 12 - - 49 5 15 2 77 61 51 35 21 Mainly Mainly men women 47 80 58 17 64 21 35 45 62 Shared equally Tasks should be allocated to I I - 16 19 74 13 - 48 4 - 16 68 49 42 31 15 Mainly Mainly men women 50 80 63 24 30 49 56 68 71 Shared equally Tasks should be allocated to Never-married peoplfil 3.