Clémentine Rossier

Associate Professor
University of Geneva, Institute of demography and Socioeconomics

Field of Study: Demographie, Sociologie
Specialization: Familles et ménages, Fécondité, Population et développement, Démographie qualitative, Reproductive Health (Family Planning), Social Demography
Regional focus: Europe occidentale, Afrique sub-saharienne
Education: Doctorat (Ph.D, MD), University of California, Berkeley, Démographie, 2002
Working languages: Français
Other association membership in population or related fields: Association Internationale des Démographes de Langue Française (AIDELF), European Association for Population Studies (EAPS), Population Association of America (PAA), Union for African Population Studies (UAPS)
Professional Summary:

Clémentine Rossier is an Associate professor at the Institute of Demography and Socioeconomics at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and a Research Associate at the Institut National d’Etudes Démographiques in Paris. She received her PhD from UC Berkeley in 2002. She works on the measure of unsafe abortion, alternative forms of contraception in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the social determinants of fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe. She helped implement the Ouagadougou Health and Demographic Surveillance System from 2008 to 2013. Today, she coordinates the INDEPTH Working Group on fertility and Sexual and Reproductive Health as well as the research group on family configurations in the Swiss National Centre of Competence LIVES, and collaborates with WHO.



 Rossier C., S. Bradley, J. Ross, W. Winfrey. (2015) “Reassessing unmet need for family planning in the postpartum period”, Studies in Family Planning, 46[4]: 355–367. 


Rossier C., L. Senderowicz, A. Soura (2014) “Do Natural Methods Count? Underreporting of Natural Contraception in Urban Burkina Faso” Studies in Family Planning, 45(2): 171–182


Rossier Clémentine, Soura Abdramane, Baya Banza, et al. 2012. Profile : The Ouagadougou Health and Demographic Surveillance System. International Journal of Epidemiology, 41 (3), p. 658-666. DOI 10.1093/ije/dys090  


Rossier Clémentine, Laura Bernardi. 2009. « Social interaction effects on fertility: intentions and behaviors”, European Journal of Population, 25 : 467-485.


Toulemon Laurent, Ariane Paihlé, Clémentine Rossier. 2008. «France », Demographic Research 19(16), special number Childbearing Trends and Policies: Country Case studies,Tomas Frejka, Jan Hoem, Tomáš Sobotka and Laurent Toulemon (eds), p. 553-556.


Rossier Clémentine, Francois Michelot, Nathalie Bajos and the Cocon group. 2007. « Modeling the Process leading to Abortion: An application to French Survey Data », Studies in Family Planning, 38(3): 163-172.