Following on from two papers on the nature and characteristics of living alone, this new paper explores the consequences of living alone and whether it has an impact on social connection, health behaviours, or subjective wellbeing. Also, since living alone is only one of a variety of residential arrangements people may move into and out of during their adulthood, the paper uses longitudinal data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to investigate the impact of starting to live alone and ceasing to live alone on these wellbeing outcomes, and whether any negative impacts are due to living alone or other factors. Comparisons are made across age groups, by gender, and with people who live with others.

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