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19 rue Jacob

Paris, 75005


Nationality: France


Membership Number :20412

Christophe Guilmoto

Directeur De Recherche En Démographie, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)

Field of study: Demography, Geography, Population and Development

Specialization: Age and Sex Structure, Fertility, Spatial Analysis (and Geographic Information)

Regional focus: Central and Eastern Europe, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Highest Degree Level:

Doctorate (Ph.D, MD), Demography, Paris 1

Professional summary:

Christophe Z Guilmoto is senior fellow in Demography at the French Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD). After studying Mathematics and Sociology, he spent three years in India to complete his Ph.D. on South India’s population history. He then joined IRD and worked three years in Senegal with the Direction de la statistique in Dakar. He also spent also five years in Pondicherry at the French Institute. He was later on executive director of CICRED (Centre for international cooperation in demographic research, Paris) from 2005 to 2007. He joined CEPED in 2008 and teaches at Paris Descartes University and at EHESS in Paris.


His research interests started with historical demography and moved towards international migration theory based on his work in Senegal and then on fertility decline and spatial demography. He currently works on sex selection and sex imbalances at birth across the world with support from UNFPA.

Member since: 1992

  • Guilmoto, C.Z., 2012. Sex Imbalances at birth. Trends, Differentials and Policy Implications, UNFPA, Bangkok, 84 p.
  • Guilmoto, C.Z., 2011, "Demography for Anthropologists: Populations, Castes and Classes in India”, in I. Clark-Decès, ed., The Companion to the Anthropology of India, Wiley-Blackwell, Malden and Oxford, 25-44.
  • Guilmoto, C.Z., F. Sandron 2000. «La dynamique interne des réseaux migratoires dans les pays en développement»  Population, 55, 1, 105-136
  • Guilmoto, C. Z. and S. Irudaya Rajan, 2001. «Spatial Patterns of Fertility Change in Indian Districts», Population and Development Review, 27, 4, 713-738
  • Guilmoto C Z. 2012, "Skewed sex ratios at birth and future marriage squeeze in China and India, 2005-2100 ", Demography, 49, 1, 77-100

Honorary positions:

National organizing committee, IUSSP International Conference, Tours, 2002-05
Executive director, CICRED, 2005-07
IUSSP Panel, Population Environment Research Network, 2005-09
Member of board of Demography India, Population, Asian Population Studies, Autrepart, and Migration and Development
Organization of conferences in Dakar, Paris, Pondicherry, Trivandrum, Nairobi and Singapore.
Research support from European Union, UNFPA, Council of Europe, Population Council and various French bodies