The 1982 Family survey demographic questionnaire has been thoroughly redesigned, in order to provide material for the study of new family forms. The field was broadened to unmarried women, allowing a more precise analysis of fertility and nuptiality. The two-pages questionnaire was replaced by a four-pages one. As complements to the standard questions on the number of children born to the respondent’s mother, new questions have been added on professional life, children, and social history.
The representative sample size is about 310 000 adult females
aged 18 to 64 years old.