In what is considered a worrying statistic, especially for gender inequality, a Eurostat report has revealed that around 1 in 3 women over the age of 65 are living alone and unassisted.
This is a stark contrast to men, as only 1 in 10 of those are living in similar conditions.
In the same age bracket, those living with just one more adult is also 30 percent for women, which is the same as the over-65 bracket. In the case of m en, however, the figure is much high – at over 33 per cent.
The data in question here applies exclusively to those who are living in private homes.