Increasing numbers of men face loneliness and isolation in old age, according to research by the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) and Independent Age.
While older women are likely to remain more likely to outlive their husbands, it is also predicted that growing numbers of men will outlive their wives; with the result that 1.5 million older men may find themselves living alone by 2030.
Burns, J. (2014). More men face lonely old age, says study. London: BBC Education and Family News / BBC Health News, October 13th 2014.
This relates to:
Beach, B. [and] Bamford, SM. (2014). Isolation: the emerging crisis for older men. A report exploring experiences of social isolation and loneliness among older men in England. London: International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) and Independent Age, October 2014.