Pan Ké Shon Jean-Louis, Insee
Relational isolation concerns individuals who have very few contacts with others. Two social groups are particularly vulnerable: seniors and socially underprivileged individuals, especially those with low incomes and no qualifications. With isolation can come a certain depression. One in four isolated individuals feels lonely or bored as opposed to one in ten non-isolated individuals. Given that these people combine relational isolation with depression, they are particularly fragile psychologically and socially. The social composition of sensitive urban areas increases the risk of relational isolation.