How many children in France live in a reconstituted family?
A reconstituted family comprises a couple living with one or more children of whom only one of the adults is the mother or father. In France, in 2011 1.16 million children aged under 18 lived in a reconstituted family. Out of this total, 940,000 were living with one of their parents and a step-parent, and 530,000 with both parents plus one or more half-brothers or half-sisters. The majority of children living with a parent and a step-parent live with their mother and a step-father (78%), and a minority (21%) with their father and a step-mother.