№ 582, October 2020
Living under the same roof after a separation
Wilfried Rault, Arnaud Régnier-Loilier
After a separation, both partners may continue living together.
How often does this happen? How long does it last? Why does it occur?
Does having children or shared assets have any impact? Analysing
data from the EPIC survey, Wilfried Rault and Arnaud Régnier-Loilier
shed light on ‘living together apart’, a situation that
until now has been largely unexplored.
№ 583, November 2020
When French Muslims were counted in the census
Angéline Escafré-Dublet, Lionel Kesztenbaum, Patrick
In its counts of the population living in France, the French administration
has long differentiated inhabitants according to their place of
birth and their nationality. At the end of the colonial period,
even though they were French, the Algerians living in metropolitan
France were labelled as ‘French Muslims of Algeria’
and enumerated separately in the census. Angéline Escafré-Dublet,
Lionel Kesztenbaum, and Patrick Simon explain how the government
managed to identify them in the census, while pretending not to
№ 584, December 2020
Singlehood: preconceptions versus experiences
Marie Bergström, Géraldine Vivier
Intimate life consists of periods of couplehood and singlehood.
We tend to think of the latter as transient and transitional, a
waiting period before entering a new partnership, which is considered
the norm. But what do the data say? Basing their analysis on both
quantitative and qualitative material from the EPIC survey, Marie
Bergström and Géraldine Vivier discuss what proportion
of people are not in a couple at a given time and how these periods
of singlehood are perceived.
№ 585, January 2021
Children’s experience of the first lockdown in France
X. Thierry, B. Geay, A. Pailhé, N. Berthomier, J. Camus,
N. Cauchi-Duval, J-L. Lanoë, S. Octobre,
J. Pagis, L. Panico, T. Siméon, A. Solaz et l’équipe
During the first COVID-19 lockdown in France in the spring of 2020,
schools were closed and all activities outside the home were suspended.
Primary school children who found themselves confined to their homes
adapted quite well to the change. They continued with their schoolwork
and took advantage of their freedom to spend more time on daily
activities. But for parents with low socio-economic status, the
lockdown placed strain on family relationships, increased the children’s
screen time, disrupted their sleep and their psychological well-being,
and made schoolwork more problematic. For children and adults alike,
the lockdown produced an increase in inequalities likely to worsen
over the medium term.
№ 586, February 2021
More frequent separation and repartnering among people aged 50 and over
Divorces and union dissolutions have become much more frequent
in the last half-century, as has repartnering. What about people
aged 50 and over? Using several data sources, Anne Solaz explains
that these people have also been affected by this phenomenon, and
examines differences in partnership trajectories between cohorts
and between men and women in France.
№ 587, March 2021
France 2020: 68,000 excess deaths attributable to COVID-19
Gilles Pison, France Meslé
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on the demography
of France. Deaths have increased substantially, and births have
decreased with a lag of 9 months. Commenting on the demographic
situation of 2020, Gilles Pison and France Meslé explain more
specifically why the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in
2020 far exceeds the increase in deaths from all causes between
2019 and 2020.