Unemployed men and poor women as well as unmarried people, but not long-distance migrants, are more likely to have their remains go unclaimed after death, according to data from Los Angeles County.
Article Title: Loneliness in life and in death? Social and demographic patterns of unclaimed deaths
Funding: This project was supported by Grant Number K99HD096322 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The authors also benefited from facilities and resources provided by the California Center for Population Research at UCLA (CCPR), which receives core support (P2C-HD041022) from NICHD. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.