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

Population and Societies

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.

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