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Today on Your Call: Why are so many people choosing to live on their own?


On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Eric Klinenberg, author of "Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone." We'll also be joined by The Atlantic's Kate Bolick, whose piece about single women was one of the most widely read in 2011.  In 1950, four million American adults lived alone. Today that figure has risen to 31 million. So what explains this drastic demographic change? How has the rise in singlehood changed our society and economic landscape?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Eric Klinenberg, a professor of sociology at New York University

Kate Bolick, a Contributing editor at The Atlantic 

Web Resources:

The Atlantic, Kate Bolick: All the Single Ladies

New York Times: America: Single, and Loving It

Slate: Are Women Better at Living Alone?