Docteur d’Etat ès-Lettres (Sorbonne) and Ph.D (Oxford University), I am now Professor emeritus of demography at the University Paris Descartes (2014-). I created in 2006 and chaired the Centre Population et Développement). I supervised 32 Ph.D students. I published 24 books and about 100 peer-reviewed articles and chapters of books (international migrations, family, nuptiality, reproductive health, theories and doctrines of population). One of the funding members of the Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales I am also chief editor of two series, Populations (L'Harmattan) and Demographic Transformation and Socio-Economic Development (Springer). My expertise covers evaluation of national population policies, capacity building in the field of population and development, notably through the design and implementation of international research and training programmes, for which he acted as a senior expert for the EU, UNFPA, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNDP, World Bank, USAID, WHO, Coopération française.
2 published articles
Current data suggests “a confirmed demographic explosion” in Niger, with alarming short and medium-term consequences. The examples of Kenya and Bangladesh, however, suggest that we should put this forecast into perspective and delve deeper into the analysis of the population-growth link.
Academic Yves Charbit explains that control of migration flows by a purely numbers-based approach–a practice preferred by developed countries–is not only ineffective, but also counter-productive for Europe. The second episode in our series: “Tomorrow, 9 billion people”.