This article is the first of two relating to an event at the University of Edinburgh to mark the coming retirement of Lindsay Paterson, Professor of Education Policy. Here three of Paterson’s close colleagues outline the very substantial contribution he has made to the study of Scotland, to understanding social inequality, and measuring the contribution of education to social mobility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-434
Number of pages16
JournalScottish Affairs
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2022


  • education
  • Lindsay Paterson
  • Scotland
  • social inequality
  • social mobility


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