Europe

Living Alone

Photo credit: Viktor & Paula Ekblom

In 2016, more than half of all households in Sweden, Denmark and Lithuania were composed of a single person. A higher proportion of women (18.4 %) were living alone than men (14.1 %)—in part, researchers think, because women may be outliving their partners and are therefore more likely to live alone in old age. But the researchers said it’s also attributed to the fact that a higher proportion of young women choose to leave the parental home—more so than men.

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