Another interesting Socio-Cultural factor.
Life in UK 'has become lonelier'
By Mark Easton BBC Home Editor
Community life in Britain has weakened substantially over the past 30 years, according to research commissioned by the BBC.
Analysis of census data reveals how neighbourhoods in every part of the UK have become more socially fragmented.
Read the whole article at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7755641.stm