Journal Article Living Alone in Europe and Health Behaviours
Stipica Mudrazija, Sime Smolic, Ivan Cipin
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Living alone in old age is an indicator of higher risk of adverse health behavior. Older adults living alone smoke more and eat less healthy food than those living with others, but they are also less likely to drink excessively. Living arrangements and related health behaviours vary substantially across countries. Thus, although policy should promote a healthy lifestyle among older adults living alone, a one-size-fits-all approach is suboptimal.

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Research Areas Health and health care Aging and retirement
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center