How many single-parent families are there in France?

In 2016, 1.9 million—or 23%—of France’s 8 million families with children under 18 were single-parent families. This represents a steep increase since 1990, when the figure was 12%. In 85% of cases, children live primarily with their mother.

Population: France (excepting Mayotte), households, children in a family as defined by the census: at least one child under age 18.

Source: INSEE, population census, additional 2016 studies.