A Longitudinal Approach to Family Trajectories in France

The Generations and Gender Survey

  • Arnaud Régnier-Loilier

Part of the INED Population Studies book series (INPS, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Arnaud Régnier-Loilier
    Pages 11-26
  3. Arnaud Régnier-Loilier
    Pages 79-99
  4. Arnaud Régnier-Loilier, Pascal Sebille
    Pages 101-121
  5. Ariane Pailhé, Arnaud Régnier-Loilier
    Pages 123-146
  6. Maëlan Le Goff, Julien Navaux, Lionel Ragot
    Pages 199-215
  7. François-Xavier Devetter
    Pages 217-236

About this book


Adopting a longitudinal approach, this book examines the dynamics of union and family formation in France and its effects on various aspects of life, such as employment, intergenerational transfers, etc. Drawing on data from a survey in which the same respondents were interviewed three times at three-year intervals, the book explores how demographic behaviours are influenced across the life course at individual level and assesses some of their consequences.

The contributors give a clear understanding of how family behaviours are constructed and redefined. They track changes in respondents’ lives in order to pinpoint the factors that prevent couples from realizing their fertility intentions, for example, or to identify certain determinants of union formation or dissolution. They also provide a more detailed picture of the changes that shape family behaviours, such as the impact of a birth on the working career or on intergenerational support, and much more.

Using longitudinal data from the French version of the Generations and Gender Survey (GGS), this book addresses family and childbearing behaviours dynamically, as processes that interact with each other and with the other components of each individual's life course.


Family construction in France Generations and Gender Survey (GGS) Family and conjugal relationships Gender roles Demographic behaviours

Editors and affiliations

  • Arnaud Régnier-Loilier
    • 1
  1. 1.French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED)Paris Cedex 20France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56000-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56001-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2214-2452
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-2460
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