The Forms and Components of Loneliness
Reprinted with permission from “Loneliness: Forms and Components,” Social Problems 17, no 2 (Fall 1969): 248-61. Copyright 1969 by The Society for the Study of Social Problems and the author. A sociologist, Helena Z. Lopata has conducted many studies of family life. Her books include Occupation: Housewife (Oxford University Press, 1971), and Widowhood in an American City (Schenkman, 1972).