Survey on family and intergenerational relationships / Erfi

Dernière mise à jour le : 08/12/2011

Présentation de l'opération

Organisme producteur :

Insee. Direction des statistiques démographiques et sociales (DSDS)

Partenariat :

National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED)

Type d'opération :


Objectifs :

The survey on family and intergenerational relationships (Erfi) aims to describe and explain the dynamics of the construction of the family (births, marriages, separations, family recomposition) as well as the relationships both between generations and between men and women.

The survey is used to establish international comparisons and to collect detailed information on reproductive and marital history as well as on numerous individual characteristics (qualifications, profession, family background, etc.) liable to influence these forms of behaviour.

Thèmes abordés :

The questionnaire includes 11 sections:

- Household;

- Children;

- Partners;

- Organisation of the household and characteristics of the couple;

- Fertility;

- Parents and parental home;

- Health and well-being;

- Respondent's activity and income;

- Partner's activity and income;

- Household assets, income and inheritances;

- Values and attitudes.

Champ de l'opération

Champ géographique :

Metropolitan France

Caractéristiques techniques

Unité statistique enquêtée :

Individual (man or woman) aged 18 to 79 (during wave 1, on 31/12/2005)

Périodicité de l'opération :


Période et mode de collecte :

In order to understand and compare demographic behaviour over several years, the survey has been conducted in 3 successive waves, on the same sample, in 2005, 2008 and 2011.

Following the send-out of an advice letter featuring a survey presentation leaflet, the responses are collected face to face by the researchers using Capi (computer-assisted collection).

Historique :


Plan de sondage :

For the first wave of the survey (2005) the address lists for this sample were selected from the master sample of the 1999 population census (RP) and the new housing sampling frame.

For the second wave in 2008, the sample consisted of the people surveyed in 2005 who accepted to be surveyed for the following two waves residing in Metropolitan France (approximately 8,500 people).

Autres spécifications :

The Erfi survey is the French version of the international "Generations and Gender Survey" (GGS). It is part of the international Generation and Gender Program (GGP) survey programme.

This programme was launched in 2000 by the Population Activities Unit (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) and is intended to promote comparative studies based on a common questionnaire for the different participant countries (core questionnaire).

Several countries have already conducted the survey: Hungary, Japan, Italy, Bulgaria, Russia, Germany, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Australia, Romania, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Georgia, France, Belgium, Austria, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, etc.

Pour en savoir plus

The Generation and Gender Programm / GGP (Website of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe - Unece)