Living alone or with family beyond age 85: major differences across the French départements
Population and Societies
n° 539, December 2016
n° ISSN 0184 77 83
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.