Living alone or with family beyond age 85: major differences across the French départements

Press release Published on 08 December 2016

Population & Societies n° 539, December 2016

In recent decades, the residential autonomy of the very old has increased. They more often live alone or with a partner in their own home rather than with other family members. Loïc Trabut and Joëlle Gaymu examine the changing living arrangements of the over-85s at département level in France, and the degree to which regional disparities persist.