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Seminar on Kinlessness and Living Alone at Older Ages

On May 15, 2023, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Committee on Population and the National Institute on Aging convened an expert meeting that identified some of the key research and data questions and priorities regarding: definitions and estimates of kinlessness and living alone, population-level data sources, data gaps, and measurement needs; mechanisms through which individuals end up becoming kinless or living alone; positive and negative consequences of these statuses for health and well-being; and cross-national variation in social contexts and public policies that moderate the impact of aging alone on health outcomes.

The report (PDF, 335K) is now available & the meeting materials are available on the NASEM website.

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