Single women in later life



The study of gender issues that surround ageing is of great interest with women accounting for just under half of the world’s population. Understanding different life trajectories and diverse characteristics of the ageing female population is important given the implications for wider society and culture. Women’s changing circumstances, attitudes and behaviours are affecting their experience of ageing at both an individual and societal level. These circumstances present new opportunities and challenges for governments, policy-makers and service providers. The situation is particularly important for the UK where there is clear evidence of increasing longevity.

Keywords: health and wellbeing, UK, living alone, single women

How to Cite: Khan, H. (2018) “Single women in later life”, New Vistas. 4(1). doi: