P A Audirac

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The family characteristics and residential status of the growing elderly population of France are analyzed using data from the 1982 census. The author notes that the number of the elderly living alone has increased substantially since 1962 and that the majority of these are women. About 95 percent of the elderly still live in private dwellings, but a(More)
Recent trends in consensual unions in France are reviewed. It is noted that the extent of cohabitation has increased from 67,000 couples in 1968 to nearly 600,000 couples in 1985. Although the popularity of consensual couples is spreading through every region and social class, it is more frequent when the woman has a higher social status than her partner.(More)
Recent trends concerning large families in France are analyzed using census data. The authors note that the number of large families decreased by half between the 1968 and 1982 censuses, while the proportion of large foreign families increased significantly. Comparisons are made between the characteristics of large families of French nationals and(More)
The first part of this article focuses on recent nuptiality trends in France, including the increases that have occurred in the divorce rate, in the number of single persons, and in the extent of cohabitation outside marriage. In the second part, data on both married and cohabiting couples are analyzed in order to determine the extent of correspondence(More)
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