Changes in the living arrangements of older women: An international study

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Abstract

This study analyzes trends in the percentage of older women living alone in 21 European and North American countries over the period of 1960-1992. The general pattern is one of substantial annual increases in the percentage of elderly women living alone. This trend is shown to result mainly from demographic changes, with little evidence of a role for economic variables. The analysis suggests a reversal of the current trend in coming years, as mothers of postwar baby booms reach old age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)724-731
Number of pages8
JournalGerontologist
Volume35
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

Keywords

  • Demography
  • Households
  • Living alone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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