Briefing on the growth in one person households: Trends, causes and issues arising

Guy Palmer

Projections for numbers and types of household confirm that there has been, and will continue to be, increases in the number of people living alone. This paper analyses the trends and their possible implications.

An analysis of the trends and issues around the increasing numbers of people living alone.

The Government’s projections for numbers and types of household confirm that there has been, and will continue to be, large increases in the number of people living alone.  This short briefing paper, by the New Policy Institute and the Institute for Public Policy Research, analyses the trends and their possible implications.

Two accompanying working papers are also available:

  • Single person households: Issues that JRF should be thinking about, Guy Palmer
  • Single person households and social policy: Looking forwards, Jim Bennett and Mike Dixon

Available in electronic format only.

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