Solo-Living, Demographic and Family Change: The Need to know more about men

Solo-Living, Demographic and Family Change: The Need to know more about men Solo-living is analytically separate from ‘being single’ and merits separate study. In most Western countries more men are solo-living than women at ages conventionally associated with co-resident partners and children. Discussions of ‘demographic transition’ and change in personal life however typically place women in the vanguard, to the relative neglect of men. We draw on European Social Survey data and relevant qualitative research from Europe and North America demonstrating the need for further research. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sociological Research Online SAGE

Solo-Living, Demographic and Family Change: The Need to know more about men

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SAGE Publications
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© 2009 SAGE Publications and the British Sociological Association
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1360-7804
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1360-7804
D.O.I.
10.5153/sro.1888
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Abstract

Solo-living is analytically separate from ‘being single’ and merits separate study. In most Western countries more men are solo-living than women at ages conventionally associated with co-resident partners and children. Discussions of ‘demographic transition’ and change in personal life however typically place women in the vanguard, to the relative neglect of men. We draw on European Social Survey data and relevant qualitative research from Europe and North America demonstrating the need for further research.

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Sociological Research OnlineSAGE

Published: Mar 1, 2009

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