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Centre de recherche en démographie

SSH/IACS, Collège Jacques Leclercq

Place Montesquieu 1, bte L2.08.03

Louvain-la-neuve, Brabant Wallon B-1348


Nationality: France


Membership Number :20139

Philippe Bocquier

Professor, Universite catholique de Louvain (UCL)

Field of study: Demography, Population and Development, Statistics

Specialization: Internal Migration, Mortality, Health, and Longevity, Urbanization

Regional focus: Western Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa

Highest Degree Level:

Doctorate (Ph.D, MD), Demography, Université Paris Descartes, 1992

Working languages:
  • - English
  • - French

Professional summary:

Philippe Bocquier is a professor at the Centre de recherche en démographie et sociétés (Centre DEMO) of the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. He holds an MA and a PhD in demography from Sorbonne University in Paris, as well as an MSc in Statistics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. From 1988 to 2008, he held various research positions for the French Institut de recherche pour le développement, being posted between four and five years in Senegal, Mali, and Kenya. In 2008-2010, he was a lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, where he holds now an Honorary Senior Researcher position. He has a long experience in longitudinal analysis, using both retrospective survey data and HDSS. His research interests range from urban projections to demographic transition and from urban integration to entry into adulthood. His current research focus is on migration and health interrelationships. 

Member since: 1993

1.      Bocquier P., Ginsburg C., Collinson M. A. (2019), “A Training Manual for Event History Analysis Using Longitudinal Data”, BMC Research Notes, 12 (1). DOI: 10.1186/s13104-019-4544-1

2.      Costa R., Bocquier, Ph, Eggerickx, T. (2021) “The contribution of diffusion to the fertility transition in Belgium (1887–1934)”. In: Population and Development Review, DOI: 10.1111/padr.12395

3.      Bocquier P., Ginsburg C., Menashe-Oren A., Collinson M. A. (2021), “The Crucial Role of Mothers and Siblings in Child Survival: Evidence from 29 Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa.” In: Demography, in press.

4.      Menashe-Oren A., Bocquier P. (2021) “Urbanisation is no longer driven by migration in low- and middle-income countries (1985-2015).” In: Population and Development Review, in press.

5.      Ginsburg C., Bocquier P., Menashe-Oren A., Collinson M. A. (2021) “Migrant health penalty: evidence of higher mortality risk among internal migrants in sub-Saharan Africa.” In: Global Health Action, in press, 10.1080/16549716.2021.1930655.

Honorary positions:

Honorary Senior Researcher, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa