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Geographies and Biographies of Living Alone

  • Lynn Jamieson
  • Roona Simpson
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life book series (PSFL)

Abstract

This chapter draws on census and large-scale survey data1 to explore the geography of living alone. We start by looking across countries at trends in the proportions of one-person households.2 Attention is also given to the biographical context of living alone. This includes drawing on a range of literature considering living alone in relation to other life course transitions and using trend data on first marriage, first child-birth as well as data on fertility rates and the proportion of women who remain childless.

Keywords

Young People Parental Home European Social Survey Life Transition Gender System 
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Copyright information

© Lynn Jamieson and Roona Simpson 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lynn Jamieson
    • 1
  • Roona Simpson
    • 2
  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK
  2. 2.University of GlasgowUK

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