Données sociales : la société française - 2002-2003 ed.
France: Year 2000 demographic snapshot
The number of births and marriages has been increasing in France over the past few years, a departure from the established trend for the part thirty years. However, the leading demographic trends remain unchanged: the populating is ageing; the French tend to have children later in life and increasingly out of wedlock. They also get married later and divorce more frequently. The civil solidarity pact was recently introduced and has become widespread. The French live longer, and increasingly tend to become grandparents, great-grandparents, and even live to a hundred years.