Living on your own: Social integration, quality of life and aspirations for the future
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The General Registrar Office for Scotland predicts an increase in the proportion of one-person households from 35% of all households in 2006 to 44% in 2031. This trend is common across many societies and has implications for a range of social provision such as income support, pensions, health, housing and transport. This briefing outlines some of the findings of an ESRC funded project, Rural and Urban Solo Living, which investigated the experiences of people who live on their own.