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Going Solo by Eric Klinenberg
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Apr 04, 12

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Read from March 26 to April 01, 2012

Key quotation: "More pragmatically, those who caution against the shift toward living alone need to grapple with the fact that the social changes driving it - the emergence of the individual, the rising status of women, the growth of cities, the development of communications technologies, and the expansion of the life course - are unlikely to be reversed. At this point in history it's clear that living alone will be an enduring feature of the contemporary developed world. States and societies that recognize this, and particularly those that give singletons the kinds of support that they now offer to those who are married, will be better able to meet their citizens' needs."
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