Alasdair Rutherford is a senior lecturer in social statistics at the University of Stirling. His research is mainly applied econometric and statistical work using large national administrative and survey datasets. His interests include charities and nonprofits, ageing, health & social care, volunteering and unpaid care. Alasdair is part of the Scottish Administrative Data Research Centre; the Centre for Population Change; the Scottish Civil Society Data Partnership; and the Scottish Longitudinal Study of Ageing (HAGIS).

Alasdair will be contributing to the work package Comparing UK Care Systems: prospects, development and differentiation in the four UK care nations.

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Comparing UK Care Systems

prospects, development and differentiation in the four UK nations


Douglas, E., Rutherford, A.C., Bell, D. (2018) “Pilot study protocol to inform a future longitudinal study of ageing using linked administrative data: Healthy AGeing In Scotland (HAGIS)” BMJ Open
Rutherford A. C. & Bu F. (2017) “Issues with the Measurement of Informal Care in Social Surveys: Evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing” Ageing and Society
Robertson, J.M., Bowes, A., Gibson, G., McCabe, L., Emma, L.R., Rutherford, A.C. and Wilińska, M., (2016) “Spotlight on Scotland: Assets and Opportunities for Aging Research in a Shifting Sociopolitical Landscape” The Gerontologist 56(6) pp 979 – 989
Rutherford, A.C. & Bowes, A. (2014) “Networks of Informal Caring: a Mixed-Methods Approach” Canadian Journal on Aging, 33 (4), pp. 473-487
Bell, D.N.F. & Rutherford, A. C. (2013) “Individual and Geographic Factors in the Formation of Care Networks in the UK” Population, Space and Place 19 (6), 727-737

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