Survey on family and housing

Paru le :Paru le23/06/2024

The family and housing survey 2011 allows to update the analysis of fertility by cohort or by sociodemographic characteristics and geographical origin.

Among the new topics in the 2011 edition :

-better knowledge of blended families;

-the study of the new form of contractualisation of couple life (Pacs);

-and the collection of information about the situations of multi-residence situations.

As in 1999, the survey offers the possibility to compare information about three family generations (grandparents, parents, children). More generally, it also addresses the theme of child care (already included in the 1990 edition).

With a large-size sample, the survey " Family and housing " generally allows to have information on the demography-family themes about sub-populations or rare situations.

The "Family" survey was organized for the first time in 1954 and based on a sample of 300 000 women, to study fertility.

From the start, it has been coupled with the census. It was renewed during the general census of the population of 1962, 1975, 1982 and 1990 with rather stable format and questionnaire. It covers a nationally representative sample of 400,000 individuals aged 18 and over.

In 1999, the survey evolved in order to emphasize more the family history and better take into accountits increasing complexity. It is then widened to men. A section on the use and the transmission of regional languages was also introduced that year.

The Family and housing survey 2011 describes in more detail the current conjugal and family situations, but collects less information about the trajectories than the previous survey.

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