Jean-François Kobiané

Full Professor of Demography
Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population/Université Joseph Ki-Zerbo

Field of Study: Demography, Economics
Specialization: Children and Youth, Education and Schooling, Families and Households, Fertility, Gender Roles-Differentials, Household and Housing, Income, Poverty and Welfare, Labor force/Employment, Population and Development, Reproductive Health (Family Planning), Social Demography, Urbanization
Regional focus: Sub-Saharan Africa
Education: Doctorate (Ph.D, or MD), Université Catholique de Louvain, Demography, 2002
Association Burkinabè des Démographes
Working languages: French
Other association membership in population or related fields: Association Internationale des Démographes de Langue Française (AIDELF), Population Association of America (PAA), Union for African Population Studies (UAPS)
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Full Professor of Demography at the Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population (ISSP), Université Joseph Ki-Zerbo (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso). His research interests include the links between fertility, family structure, poverty, child’s labour, and schooling, and youth transition to adulthood in Sub-saharan Africa. He has worked at the National Statistical Office of Burkina Faso (1993-1996) and has been an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Demography at the University of Montreal/Canada (2003-2006). Elected member of the IUSSP 2018-2021 Council, Director of ISSP (2012-2018), Vice-president (2007-2011) and President (2012-2015) of the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS). He holds a Bachelor in Economics from the University of Ouagadougou (1991), a Master degree in Demography from the Institut de Formation et de Recherche Démographiques (IFORD) in Yaoundé/Cameroon (1993), and a Ph.D. in Demography from the Institute of Demography at the Université Catholique de Louvain/Belgium (2002).



Kobiané, Jean-François and Bougma, Moussa (2017) “Countries with Fertility Transition in Progress”, in: Groth, Hans, May, John F. (Eds.) Africa's Population: In Search of a Demographic Dividend, Springer, pp. 113-129.  Bougma Moussa, Thomas K. LeGrand, and Jean-François Kobiané (2015), “Fertility limitation and child schooling in Ouagadougou: selective fertility or resource dilution?”, Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 177-199.   Bougma Moussa, Thomas K. LeGrand, and Jean-François Kobiané (2015), “Fertility Decline and Child Schooling in Urban Settings of Burkina Faso”, Demography, Vol. 52, No. , pp. 281-313.   Calvès, Anne-Emmanuèle, Jean-François Kobiané et Edith Martel (2007), “Changing Transition to Adulthood in Urban Burkina Faso”, Journal of Comparative Family Studies, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 265-283   Kobiané, Jean-François, Anne-Emmanuèle Calvès and Richard Marcoux (2005). « Parental Death and Children’s Schooling in Burkina Faso », Comparative Education Review, Vol. 49, No. 4, pp. 468-489