This article uses data from the Labour Force Surveys to examine trends in the living
arrangements of European men and women aged 20 to 75 between 1987 and 2002.
Some trends, like the decline in mean household size and the increase in living as a lone
mother have occurred all across Europe. Other trends have been more pronounced or
have even been limited to specific parts of Europe. In combination, it appears that the
differences in living arrangements across Europe might have grown larger in the last
fifteen to twenty years. Large differences in living arrangements remain along