Household sizes are shrinking. Back in 1960, just under half of American households consisted of married couples with kids. Today, that number has dwindled to just 21%, with single occupancy dwellings growing faster than ever, outpacing both nuclear and multigenerational segments.
Census data reveals that 27% of Americans now live alone and Time magazine recently named solitary living as one the biggest trends poised to impact the world over the next ten years. Rates are even higher in other countries: 47% of households in Sweden are inhabited by one person, compared to 32% in Japan and 28% in Canada.
Globally, the number …read more
Via: Corbis blog