Solo-camping and solo-hotpots: Rethinking practices and perceptions of singlehood in Japan in COVID-time (by Laura Dales and Nora Kottmann)

Being single is an increasingly common experience for Japanese adults. Not only has the average age at first marriage risen continuously over the last decades, so too has the rate of permanent singlehood. In 1990, 5.6% of men and 4.3% of women were “life-long unmarried”, that is to say, never-married at age 50. In 2020, […]

Launch speech: The Research Network of Singlehood Studies

Welcome to the home site of the Research Network of Singlehood Studies. The following text is a slightly shortened version of the launch speech by the network coordinators Marjo Kolehmainen and Annukka Lahti, originally written for the launch event that took place on December 17, 2019 in Tampere. Why Singlehood Studies? The Research Network of […]

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