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Jean-François Kobiané

Associate professor
Université Ouaga I Pr Joseph Ki-Zerbo
Country of residence:
Burkina Faso

Nationality: Burkina Faso
Gender: M

Member since: 2004
Membership No: 21755
Membership Type: regular

Council Member
2018 - 2021
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, MD) , 2002 , Université Catholique de Louvain , Demography

Working languages: French , English

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) , Association Burkinabè des Démographes

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Jean-François Kobiané is Associate Professor of Demography and Director of the Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population (ISSP), University Ouaga 1 Pr Joseph Ki-Zerbo (Burkina Faso). His research interests include the analysis of the links between 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). He has been the President of the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) (2012-2015),  and Vice-president (2007-2011). 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).



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.

Calves Anne Emmanuel, Jean-François Kobiané and Afiwa N’Bouke (2013), “Privatization of Education and Labor Force Inequality in Urban Francophone Africa: The Transition from School to Work in Ouagadougou”, World Development, Vol. 47, p. 136–148

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