The One And Only

How does it feel to grow up alone? Only child Julian Worricker reveals the experience of growing up with no siblings, and examines society's attitude to a growing phenomenon - the one child family.

One child families are not only on the increase in the UK, but in the whole of Western Europe - the fastest growing family unit.

Factors such as cost, choosing to have children later and marriage breakdown are all reasons given for having just one child.

The phenomenon has been described as 'the greatest shift in population demographics of modern times'.

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How does it feel to grow up alone? Only child Julian Worricker reveals the experience of growing up with no siblings, and examines society's attitude to a growing phenomenon - the one child family.

One child families are not only on the increase in the UK, but in the whole of Western Europe - the fastest growing family unit.

Factors such as cost, choosing to have children later and marriage breakdown are all reasons given for having just one child.

The phenomenon has been described as 'the greatest shift in population demographics of modern times'.