The empty nest crisis is quietly approaching

The empty nest crisis is quietly approaching

I gave myself a birthday, unconsciously placed the tableware on my children, and looked at the photos. The children worked hard for their own career, and they went to the nest one day and went to the nesting parents every day.Ways to ease the loneliness and loneliness in the heart–“The empty nest family” is more and more “empty nest family” refers to the family without children, leaving only the elderly living alone.

It is understood that the potential “empty nest family” appeared earlier and is now very common. The elderly live with children only 10% to 30%. Except for Japan, most elderly people are separated from their children.

Before the Second World War in the United States, 52% of the elderly lived with their children. In the 1980s, only 10% lived with their children.

In Belgium, Denmark, France and the United Kingdom, in the early 1980s, 11% of all households over 65 years of age were living alone.

The number of elderly people living alone in Sweden is 40%, that is, 4 out of every 10 elderly people live alone.

  Every year, according to information provided by relevant departments, the empty-nest families have been on the rise since the last 10 years.

In 1993, the proportion of long-term empty-nest families in families with elderly people was only 16.

7%, and in 2003 it rose to 25.


In some big cities, the problem of empty-nest families is more prominent.

In 2003, the proportion of empty-nest families in Beijing was 34%, and that in Shanghai was 34.

8%, Guangzhou is 30%, and Tianjin is 36.


In particular, the proportion of single elderly people living alone in the elderly population was 3 in 1999.

8% rose to 11% in 2003, which added two people.

According to a sample survey conducted by relevant departments on elderly people over 60 years old in Tianjin, Hangzhou and Wuxi, the survey shows: 10.

9% of the elderly live in single families, 29.

1% of the elderly live in a couple’s family, that is, the elderly living in empty nest families account for more than 40% of the total number of elderly people.