according to Janice Turner in the Times. Figures released by the Office of National Statistics show that a third of British households are single person households. Back in 1971 the figure was just 17%.
Turner points out that in the 1970s it was mainly old people who lived alone. Now, in addition to what she calls late-onset divorces and couples splitting up once the kids have left home, young people are getting married later (although I suspect there might be a dip in these figures reflecting the recession and the fact that many adult children are back at home with parents saving for a deposit for a home).
When I posted on“Living together apart” two years ago it was about the increasing phenomenon of couples, estimated to…
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