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Rault, W. and Letrait, M.
Formes d'union différentes, profils distinct? Une comparaison des pacsé.e.s en couple de sexe différent et des marié.e.s
Sociologie, 2010
URL, JabRef BibTex, Abstract
If the ministry of Justice publishes a few figures about the Civil Solidarity Pact (pacs), it does not provide elements about the social characteristics of a civil union that was elaborated as much different as possible than marriage. Two national surveys can be used to compensate for this lack of data: the French version of the international « Generations and Gender Survey » [ined-insee, 2005] and the survey on the Context of sexuality in France [inserm-ined, 2006]. These sources show how the pacs is socially distributed in the population and detail the partners’ main characteristics. Because of a rather specific social distribution, the pacs comes across as a distinctive form of union. There are differences in terms of values between pacs partners and people who chose marriage during the first six years of the pacs implementation: the former are on average less religious than the latter. Married people’s attitudes also reveal a greater attachment to gender roles than those of people having signed a pacs. But this specificity might decline as the number of pacs increases. The « Étude des relations familiales et intergénérationnelles » also provides figures about the people who have the intention of concluding a pacs in the three next years. For all the social characteristics, the difference between the two groups is clearly decreasing. Even the difference remains in terms of values.

Reference


@article{Rault2010,
  author = {Rault, W. and Letrait, M.},
  title = {Formes d'union différentes, profils distinct? Une comparaison des pacsé.e.s en couple de sexe différent et des marié.e.s},
  year = {2010},
  journal = {Sociologie},
  volume = {3},
  pages = {319-336},
  url = {http://www.cairn.info/revue-sociologie-2010-3-p-319.htm},
  timestamp = {16.04.2012},
  owner = {Barbuscia},
  abstract = {If the ministry of Justice publishes a few figures about the Civil Solidarity Pact (pacs), it does not provide elements about the social characteristics of a civil union that was elaborated as much different as possible than marriage. Two national surveys can be used to compensate for this lack of data: the French version of the international « Generations and Gender Survey » [ined-insee, 2005] and the survey on the Context of sexuality in France [inserm-ined, 2006]. These sources show how the pacs is socially distributed in the population and detail the partners’ main characteristics. Because of a rather specific social distribution, the pacs comes across as a distinctive form of union. There are differences in terms of values between pacs partners and people who chose marriage during the first six years of the pacs implementation: the former are on average less religious than the latter. Married people’s attitudes also reveal a greater attachment to gender roles than those of people having signed a pacs. But this specificity might decline as the number of pacs increases. The « Étude des relations familiales et intergénérationnelles » also provides figures about the people who have the intention of concluding a pacs in the three next years. For all the social characteristics, the difference between the two groups is clearly decreasing. Even the difference remains in terms of values.}
}

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