Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Posted by: Elizabeth Nicholas
A Gray Revolution in Living Arrangements, July 14, 2015 by the U.S. Census Bureau
The last 50 years have witnessed a revolution in young adult living arrangements, which are now more diverse than at any time since World War II. The transformation is not limited to young adults, however. Today’s older adults, defined here as 65 and older, are more likely to live alone or with an unmarried partner than previous generations (see Figure 1). Surprisingly, they’re also the only age group where living with a spouse is more common today than 50 years ago — every other age group has witnessed a substantialdecline in marriage.