Philippe N L Bocquier

Full Professor

Field of Study: Demography, Population and Development, Statistics
Specialization: Internal Migration, Mortality, Health, and Longevity, Urbanization
Regional focus: Western Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa
Education: Doctorate (Ph.D, or MD), Université Paris Descartes, Demography, 1992
Population Association of Southern Africa
Working languages: English
Other association membership in population or related fields: Association Internationale des Démographes de Langue Française (AIDELF), European Association for Population Studies (EAPS), Union for African Population Studies (UAPS)
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Professional Summary:

Philippe Bocquier is a professor at the Centre de recherche en démographie et sociétés (Centre DEMO) of the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. He holds an MA and a PhD in demography from Sorbonne University in Paris, as well as an MSc in Statistics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. From 1988 to 2008, he held various research positions for the French Institut de recherche pour le développement, being posted between four and five years in Senegal, Mali, and Kenya. In 2008-2010, he was a lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, where he holds now an Honorary Senior Researcher position. He has a long experience in longitudinal analysis, using both retrospective survey data and HDSS. His research interests range from urban projections to demographic transition and from urban integration to entry into adulthood. His current research focus is on migration and health interrelationships. 



Bocquier P., Ginsburg C., Menashe-Oren A., Collinson M. A. (2021), “The Crucial Role of Mothers and Siblings in Child Survival: Evidence from 29 Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa.” In: Demography, 58(5):1687-1713. DOI: 10.1215/00703370-9429499.
Bocquier P., Menashe-Oren A., Nie W. (2023), “Migration’s contribution to the urban transition: Direct census estimates from in Africa and Asia.” In: Demographic Research. 48, 681-732. DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2023.48.24.
Menashe-Oren A., Bocquier P., Ginsburg C., Compaoré Y., Collinson M. A. (2023), “The dynamic role of household structure on under-5 mortality in southern and eastern sub-Saharan Africa”, Demographic Research, 49(11): 249−294. DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2023.49.11.
Bocquier Ph., Cha’ngom N., Docquier F. & Machado J. (2023) “The Within-Country Distribution of Brain Drain and Brain Gain Effects: A Case Study on Senegal” Journal of Demographic Economics, 1-28. DOI: 10.1017/dem.2023.27
Menashe-Oren A., Bocquier P. (2024) “The potential of internal migration to shape rural and urban populations across Africa, Asia and Latin America” Population Development Review, Special Anniversary Issue (in press).

Honorary or professional positions and awards:
Honorary Senior Researcher, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa