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Homes are becoming increasingly private. People in towns no longer visit each other as they used to; instead they meet in cafés and restaurants. This might mean that we don't need the same kinds of living rooms as thirty years ago, says professor in home economics Minna Autio.
Professor Minna Autio: Is there a need for living rooms in homes any more? | University of Helsinki helsinki.fi

A professor in home economics is interested in how homes and the economy are intertwined, for example, how telecommuting at home is seen in the ways homes are changing.