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France World Fertility Survey 1978


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Enquete Fecondite
France (FRA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1978 - 06/1978
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

The purpose of this survey was to gather information about fertility, specifically regarding contraceptive practices. The data were collected through interviews that used separate questionnaires for men and women. Data were gathered from 3,011 women, ages 20-44, and 529 men, consisting of the legal spouses of women ages 20-24 and ages 30-34. The two age ranges were chosen for men in order to capture contraceptive practices at different stages of life. The questionnaires covered the topics of marriage and pregnancy history, current and past contraception use, family planning, and sociodemographic information.