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Stronger family ties, less living alone, and less loneliness of older Swedes today than before
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Institute of Gerontology. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. SALVE (Social challenges, Actors, Living conditions, reseach VEnue). Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. ARN-J (Aging Research Network - Jönköping).
2019 (English)In: Global Social Security Review, Vol. 11Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We scrutinize popular images of weakened and thinner family ties of older Swedes. We use older and more recent population data, and show that today few older persons live together with children, but more of them live with a partner, more of them have children, and more older persons have children who live near, than before. In further contrast to common ideas, few older persons are isolated, and few feel lonesome, on average, and over time. Family caregiving is increasing in Sweden and many caregivers are aged themselves. Internationally unique, proportionally fewer older Swedes now live alone than before, 40 % in the 1980s, 33 % today.

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Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs , 2019. Vol. 11
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Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-47512Local ID: KOA HHJ 2019;HHJARNIS,HHJSALVEISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-47512DiVA, id: diva2:1387984
Available from: 2020-01-23 Created: 2020-01-23 Last updated: 2020-01-23Bibliographically approved

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