近几十年来，越来越多的年轻女性和年轻人选择离开父母家后独自生活。生活方式独奏主要在20世纪70年代获得突出它的进步相对不太明显在1980和1990年。在所有的语言地区的单身女性比例大于两倍，在城市比在农村（菲尔顿et al.，2007）。孤独的人的比例已从1960增加了一倍多，从6到14%，根据2007次人口普查数据报道。妇女更经常受到影响：530万（其中16%）是在这种情况下，对360万名男子（12%）。20岁以前，率是边缘的。它生长20至24年接近20%，然后下降到13%年和54年之间。比例上升，因为分离和死亡。在25到50年间，单身男性多于女性，但从这个年龄段，女性受影响的频率更高。80年后，55%的妇女独自生活，对20%人（格雷维特，2012，p. 103）。
In recent decades, a growing number of young women and young men choose to live alone after leaving the parental home. Lifestyle solo mainly gained prominence in the 1970s its progress was comparatively much less pronounced in the years 1980 and 1990. In all language regions, the proportion of women living alone is more than two times higher in the cities than in the countryside (Feldon et al., 2007). The proportion of people living alone has more than doubled since 1960, from 6 to 14%, according to 2007 Census data INSEE. Women are more often affected: 5.3 million (16% of them) are in this case, against 3.6 million men (12%). Before age 20, the rate is marginal. It grows between 20 and 24 years to approach 20% and then decreased to 13% between 40 and 54 years. The proportion then rises because of separation and death. Between 25 and 50 years, there are more single men than women, but from that age are more often women who are affected. At 80 years, 55% of women live alone, against 20% of men (Grevet, 2012, p. 103).
The increase in the proportion of single people is due to several factors:
The first is related to the extension of youth. A new age of life has developed, between the departure of the parents’ home and the formation of a new couple, linked to longer periods of schooling, but also the difficulties of integration into the world of work. The share of young people living alone is now doubled (Heimtun, 2011, p. 175).
The second is the result of separation: the couple is now most often used, the freedom to break a union results in an increase in the number of single parent families, but also for people living alone. Between 30 and 50 years, the proportion of single people is higher among men; they rarely have the care of children. In women, this effect is felt after 45 years with the departure of children living in the home of their mother alone (Portacolone, 2013, p. 166).