Thinking Allowed - Single Living

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation


The number of people living in single person households has doubled since 1971. Why are more people living alone and what are the consequences for the environment and the economy? How do ideas in the popular press of the single lifestlye really match reality? Laurie Taylor talks to Lynn Jamieson, Professor of Sociology at the University of Edinburgh, and to Jan MacVarish from the University of Kent about one of the biggest demographic shifts since World War Two.
Period9 Dec 2009
Held atBBC Radio 4