Fully 41% of older women lived with their spouse in 2014 – up from 37% in 1990. Even so, older men remain considerably more likely than older women to live with their spouse. In 2014, 67% of older men lived with their spouse (down somewhat from 73% in 1990).
A new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data finds that from 1990 to 2014, the share of older adults living alone declined by 3 percentage points, to 26%. Among older women, the share declined to 32% in 2014 from 38% in 1990.
Over half (59%) of older noninstitutionalized persons age 65 and over lived with their spouse (including partner) in 2017. Approximately 16 million or 72% of older men, and 12.9 million or 48% of older women, lived with their spouse (Figure 3).
Globally, living in extended-family households – those that include relatives such as grandchildren, nephews and adult children’s spouses – is the most common arrangement for people 60 and older.
Older women are twice as likely as older men to live alone. The Institute on Aging said in 2010, 72 percent of older men lived with a spouse, only 42 percent of older women did. Living arrangements differ by race and ethnicity.
69 percent In 1990, women made up a greater share of older adults living alone (79 percent). But since then, the percentage of older women living alone has decreased from 38 percent to 32 percent, while the percentage of older men living alone has risen slightly from 15 percent to 18 percent.
Eight out of 10 Americans live in houses they own by the age of 65. That declines slowly to 78% by age 75, and after that, ownership rates decline steadily, to 74% at age 80, 70% at age 85, 59% at age 90 and 54% at age 95, according to the report.
A Pew Research Center survey finds that nearly 79 million adults in the United States, or 31.9 percent of the adult population, live in a “shared household,” meaning one in which two or more adults not intimately attached live in the same home.
There’s no age limit for love and romance —but there are important points to consider before you tie the knot again.
Fewer than 5 percent of all marriages last 50 years. A much smaller number survive 60 years. What are the keys to a long- lasting marriage? Perhaps the best way to gain some insight into the elements that make up a loving and lasting relationship is by relating a short story about my own parents.
While many older adults can get by on their own, the reality is that many need extra attention and care. According to reports, roughly 29 percent of elderly adults lived alone as of 2010 – despite the fact that 12 percent of seniors needed assistance completing activities of daily living (ADLs).
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Being good at friendship makes it easier to live alone and not feel isolated. Other research suggests that women sometimes prefer to live alone, even if they are in a committed romantic relationship or a marriage, because they want to feel free to meet up with their friends without running it by their partner first.
Health effects of social isolation, loneliness Research has linked social isolation and loneliness to higher risks for a variety of physical and mental conditions: high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, a weakened immune system, anxiety, depression, cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease, and even death.
That’s according to findings from a new survey put together by Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) and OnePoll, a London-based marketing research firm. Overall, 61% of older adults who participated in the Brookdale survey said they would prefer to stay in their current home — even if that means living alone.