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Anna Schneider-Long Live the Cat Ladies?
In our twenties, an independent lifestyle seems liberating. In our thirties, making new friends becomes trickier: everyone’s busy with work/family/relationships. At the end of life, about one in three people live alone in Scotland. Depressing, eh? With sinking marriage and high divorce rates, with serial monogamy and fixed term contracts that make long-term planning hard, the outlook’s not getting better – unless we find new ways of living together. Anna Schneider (Administrative Data Research Centre Scotland; Edinburgh Napier University) argues that adopting a litter of cats to keep us company is not the solution.