Solo Living Seminar

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This day long event provideded an interdisciplinary forum for the dissemination of and discussion about research on solo living, or one-person households. The morning session reports the findings of a two year in-depth study investigating the experiences and circumstances of working age adults living alone in various locations in Scotland (Rural And Urban Solo Living) with presentations by Professors Lynn Jamieson and Fran Wasoff, and Dr Roona Simpson. The afternoon session is an opportunity for those working in this area to present their research, including work in progress, and to explore possibilities for international collaborative research. Members of the Solo Living Research Network are particularly welcome. Solo living is analytically separate from being single, although partnership status and living arrangements are often related. The number of people who live alone is growing at all ages of adult life and across many societies. For both theoretical and policy reasons, it is particularly important to broaden and deepen our understanding of this growing population. This international seminar welcomes participants using various methodologies and from a range of academic backgrounds. We encourage participation from those working on specific subpopulations, such as those in living-apart-together (LAT) relationships or non-resident parents, on related areas such as singleness, fertility, or migration trends, or looking at solo-living across the life course or living alone at younger or older ages. We also invite attendance from those interested in learning more about the topic area and using living arrangement as a category of analysis.
Period26 Oct 2010
Event typeSeminar
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map