The Single Life

According to U.S. Census figures, more Americans are now living alone than ever before. Most singles are now alone by default — primarily as a result of divorce. Marketing companies are thrilled to be targeting this new demographic, but statistics show that people who live alone experience higher rates of depression and are generally less happy than non-single co-habitators. The lifestyle and psychology of singles...on the next Talk of the Nation from NPR news. Guests: Bob Bonnette Survey Statistician, U.S. Census Bureau Diane Crispell Executive Editor, American Demographics Magazine Vivian Gornick Author, Approaching Eye Level , (Beacon,1996) Former staff writer, Village Voice Listeners call in



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