Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Lonely places or lonely people?

5 June 2020

Lonely places or lonely people? Investigating the relationship between loneliness and place of residence


Those who live in the most deprived areas are significantly more likely to suffer from loneliness than those who live in the wealthiest areas, according to research in BMC Public Health based on ELSA data, and led by Dr Jitka Pikhartova (IEHC) and Prof Christina Victor from the Brunel University London. Findings are independent of other individual-based characteristics often presented as predictors for loneliness such as age, partnership status or civic participation.

Read more (https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-08703-8)