The impacts of living alone on older women's health and wellbeing in the UK and beyond: a scoping review

Forward, Catherine, Khan, Hafiz ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1817-3730 and Fox, Pauline (2020) The impacts of living alone on older women's health and wellbeing in the UK and beyond: a scoping review. Journal of Women and Aging. ISSN 0895-2841 (In Press)

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Abstract

In the United Kingdom (UK), as in other Western countries, women are more likely to live alone in later life than men. Social factors such as household composition have been shown to affect health and well-being as we age. The health and well-being of older women who live alone are of interest to researchers, care providers, health organizations and policy-makers alike.

This article contributes to the literature by detailing a scoping review, establishing the current evidence in this field. Starting with the background and context for the review, it highlights key theoretical and demographic points. The methodology is detailed before drawing together existing empirical evidence. Finally, gaps in the literature and areas for future research are highlighted.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This review was completed as part of a PhD project, funded by the University of West London (Sponsor Licence No: VJVD7MND6).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Older women, Living alone, Living arrangements, UK, Health and wellbeing, Aging, Later life, Determinants of health
Subjects: Medicine and health > Health promotion and public health
Depositing User: Hafiz Khan
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2020 12:53
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2020 10:51
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/6840

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