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CHILDLESS AND AGEING OR SIMPLY ALONE










First of all, let's take a look at some statistics.


These statistics are not up to date so, almost certainly in 2021, the figures will be higher than quoted. The problem is that very little research or data has been gathered on the subject of childless and ageing in over 50s - all genders:

  • 1.5 million people over 65 do not have children

  • The likelihood of going into a care home increases by 25% if you do not have children.

  • A recent Office of National Statistics report showed that the number of childless older women (and, to quote ONS, a similar pattern for men) is set to triple over the next 25 years.

  • There will be an 80% growth in single and childless older people needing care by 2032


And yet this large and growing group of older people (there are 4.5 million people over 50 without children) are almost completely absent from coverage around ageing.


N.B> The above statistics were taken from the website AWOCuk (Ageing without Children).



So, to Repeat:


This large and growing group of older people (4.5 million people over 50 without children) are almost completely absent from coverage around ageing.




I'M GLAD SHE FINDS IT FUNNY...




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