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Adams, M. (1981) ‘Living Singly’, in Stein, P. (ed.) Single Life: Unmarried Adults in Social ontext, St. Martin’s Press: New York Berkinow, L. (1986) Alone in America: The Search for Companionship, New York: Harper&Row, Faber & Faber 1987.

Agrawal, S. 2012. ‘Effect Of Living Arrangement on the Health Status of Elderly in India’. Asian Population Studies 8: 87-101. (accessed 2013/01/05).

Chandler, J., Williams, M., Maconachie, M., Collett. T., and Dodgeon, B. (2004) ‘Living alone: its place in household formation and change’. Sociological Research Online,9:3.

Demey, D., Berrington, A., Evandrou, M. and Falkingham, J. 2014. ‘Living alone and psychological well-being in mid-life: does partnership history matter?’. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 68: 403-410.

Demey, D., Berrington, A., Evandrou, M. and Falkingham, J. 2013. ‘Pathways into living alone in mid-life: diversity and policy implications.’. Advances in Life Course Research 18: 161-174.

De Paulo, B. (2006) Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, And Ignored, And Still Live Happily Ever After, St. Martin’s Press: New York

DePaulo, B 2015 How We Live Now: Redefining Home and Family in the 21st Century, Atria Books
Fukunaga, R., Abe, Y., Nakagawa, Y., Koyama, A., Fujise, N. and Ikeda, M. 2012. ‘Living alone is associated with depression among the elderly in a rural community in Japan’. Psychogeriatrics 12: 179-185.

Duncan, S. and Phillips, M. (2008) ‘New families? Tradition and change in partnering and relationships’, in British Social Attitudes 2007/8, London, NatCen, Sage

Flahault Erika, 2009, Une vie à soi. Nouvelles formes de solitude au féminin, Rennes, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, coll.  Le sens social, 200 p.

Flahault Erika, 2002, Le célibat comme élément d’intégration des femmes dans le salariat au 19ème siècle, Cahiers des annales de démographie historique, n° 3, Migrations, cycles de vie familiale et marché du travail, pp. 441-446

Garthwaite, K. 2012. ‘Home Alone? Practitioners’ Reflections on the Implications of Young People Living Alone’. Youth & Policy: 73.

Glanville, K., Maconachie, M., Sutton, C. & Chandler, J. (2005) Solo l iving in Devon: Project report. Plymouth: School of Sociology, Politics and Law, University of Plymouth.

Hall, R. and Ogden, P. (2003) ‘The Rise of Living Alone in Inner London: Trends Among The Population of Working Age’ Environment and Planning, Vol. 35, pp. 871 – 888.

Hall, R., Ogden, P. E. and Hill, C. (1997) ‘The Pattern and Structure of One-person Households in England and Wales and France’ International Journal of Population Geography Vol. 3, pp.161 – 181.

Hall, R., Ogden, P. E. and Hill, C. (1999) ‘Living Alone: evidence from England and Wales and France for the last two decades’ in S. McRae (editor) Changing Britain: Families and Households in the 1990s. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Haskey, J. (2005) ‘Living arrangements in contemporary Britain: having a partner who usually lives elsewhere; Living-apart-together, LAT’, Population Trends 122, Winter, pp. 35-46,

Jamieson, L and Simpson, R 2013 Living Alone: Globalization, Identity and Belonging, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Jamieson, L and Simpson, R 2010 ‘Living on your own: Social integration, quality of life and aspirations for the future’ CRFR Briefing 47,

Jamieson, L. Wasoff, F. and Simpson, R. (2009) Solo-Living, Demographic and Family Change: The Need to Know More About Men, Sociological Research Online Volume 14, Issue 2/3, published 31/5/2009

Kaufmann, J.C. (1994) One person households in Europe. Population Vol. 49, Nos 4-5, pp.935-958.

Klinenberg, E. (2001) Dying Alone: The Social Production of Urban Isolation, Ethnography, Vol. 2, No. 4, 501-531

Klinenberg, E. 2012. Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone. New York: The Penguin Press.

Levin, I. (2004) ‘Living apart together: A new family form’, Current Sociology 52, pp. 223-240.

Lewis, M. (2005) Unilever family report: ‘Home Alone?’ London: Institute for Public Policy Research

Mauritti, R. (2004), “Contextos e tendências da vivência a só em Portugal”, Actas do V Congresso Português de Sociologia: Sociedades Contemporâneas: Reflexividade e Acção, Braga, 12 a 15 de Maio de 2004,

Mauritti, R. (2007), “Perspectivas sociológicas na análise da residência unipessoal”, CIES e-Working Paper, 24, Lisboa, CIES-ISCTE, (Maio, 2007).

Mauritti, R. (2008), “Estilos de vida de pessoas sós”, Comunicação apresentada ao Seminário Internacional de Investigação “Cidade e Estilos de Vida”, Organizado em colaboração entre o CIES-ISCTE e o Departamento de Antropologia/Museu Nacional/UFRJ (Rio de Janeiro), Lisboa, ISCTE, 29 e 30 de Setembro de 2008, policopiado (forthcoming)

Nico, M (2008), ‘(Des)Incentivos ao Arrendamento por Jovens’ in Laureano, Raul M.S. e Soares, Helena Matos (Eds.), Perspectivas do Crédito à habitação 2008, Número Especial da Colecção Temas em Métodos Quantitativos, Edições Sílabo, Lisboa.

Nico, M. (2008); Conjugality and Transition to Adulthood, ISA Research Committee on Family Research, RC06, “Family Diversity and Gender”, 9-13 Setembro, 2008, ISCSP, Lisboa, disponível em CD.

Nico, Magda Lalanda (2007), ‘Autonomia habitacional não conjugal na Europa: Portugal e Finlândi’”, CIES e-Working Paper Nº 34, Lisboa, CIES- ISCTE, disponível em

Portacolone, E. 2014. ‘Older Americans Living Alone The Influence of Resources and Intergenerational Integration on Inequality’. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography: 0891241614528709.

Prendergast, D (2005) From Elder to Ancestor: Old Age, death and inheritance in Modern Korea, Folkestone, Global Oriental

Reynolds, J. (2008) The Single Woman: a Discursive Investigation, Routledge

Richard, R. and K, Dol. (2008) Is there convergence between the Netherlands and liberal homeowner regimes in the housing conditions of younger people? Housing Studies Association Conference: Housing and Cohesion, 2-4 April, University of York

Ronald, R. and Hirayama, Y. (forthcoming, 2009) Home alone: the individualization of young, urban Japanese singles, Environment and Planning A, 41, already available online

Ronald, R. and Alexy, A. (eds)(forthcoming, 2009) Home and Family in Japan: Continuity and transformation, London and New York: Routledge

Smith, A, Wasoff, F., Jamieson, L. (2005) Solo Living Across the Adult Lifecourse, CRFR Research Briefing 20 S:\CRFRWebNew\reports\rb20.pdf

Stone, J., Evandrou, M. and Falkingham, J. 2013. ‘The transition to living alone and psychological distress in later life’. Age and Ageing 42: 366-372.

Timonen, V., Doyle, M., Prendergast, D. (2006) No Place Like Home: Domiciliary Care Services for Older People in Ireland, Dublin, Liffey Press

Tomasek, M. (2006) ‘Singles and Their Relationships: A Qualitative Look at Single and Non-cohabitating Individuals in the Czech Republic’ / Singles a jejich vztahy; kvalitativní pohled na nesezdané a nekohabitující jednotlivce v České republice. Czech Sociological Review, 2006, 1, pp 81-106

Tomasek, M. (2006) ‘Towards Gender Sources of Individualizing Habitus’, K genderovým zdrojům individualizačního habitu. Gender, rovné příle?itosti, výzkum / Gender, Equal Opportunities, Research, 2006, 1, pp 11-15

Tomasek, M. (2007) ‘Our Close Relationships and Democratization Changes: Towards a New Understanding of Sources of Integration and Reproduction of Society after 1989’ Naše blízké vztahy a společenské demokratizační změny. K novému chápání zdrojů integrace a reprodukce společnosti po roce 1989. Gender, rovné příle?itosti, výzkum / Gender, Equal Opportunities, Research, 2007, 2, pp 2-7 (

Trimberger, K. (2005) The New Single Woman, Beacon Press: Boston

Wall, R. (1989) ‘Leaving Home and Living Alone: An Historical Perspective’, Population Studies 43, 369-389.

Wasoff F, Jamieson, L. (2005) RES-000-22-0531, Solo Living Across the Adult Lifecourse

Wasoff, F., Jamieson, L. Smith, A. (2005) ‘Solo Living, Individual and Family Boundaries: findings from secondary analysis’, in McKie, L. and Cunningham-Burley, S. (eds) ‘Families in Society: Boundaries and Relationships’, Bristol: The Policy Press.

Williams, M., Maconachie M., and Chandler, J. (2004) RES-000-22-0081 Baseline Study of Solo-Living and Longterm Illness, RES-000-22-1413 Solo-Living and Life-Course Changes 1991-2001

Williams, M., Maconachie, M. Ware, L. Chandler, L. Dodgeon, B. (2008) ‘Living Alone in England and Wales 1971 – 2001’ In: Edwards, R (ed) Researching Families, Community and Generational Change. London: Routledge.

Yates, L., Warde, A. (online 18th Nov 2016) ‘Eating Together and Eating Alone: Meal Arrangements in British Households’. British Journal of Sociology doi: 10.1111/1468-4446.12231

Yates, L. (online 22nd Sep 2016) ‘Household Sharing and Consumption: Solo Living, Sustainability and Domestic Economies of Scale’. Journal of Consumer Culture. September 22, 2016, doi: 10.1177/1469540516668229

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