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Département de Démographie

Université de Montréal

C.P. 6128, Succ. Centre-ville

Montréal, Quebec H3C 3J7


Nationality: Canada, United_States, France


Membership Number :20598

Tom LeGrand

Professeur titulaire, Démographie (full Professor,Demography), University of Montreal

Field of study: Demography, Population and Development, Public Health/ Epidemiology

Specialization: Fertility, Marriage, Divorce and Consensual Unions, Population and Development

Regional focus: Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa

Highest Degree Level:

Doctorate (Ph.D, MD), Economics, University of Michigan, 1989

Working languages:
  • - English
  • - French

Professional summary:

Tom LeGrand is full professor and chair of the Département de démographie of the Université de Montréal, where he has worked since 1991. To date, he has directed the PhD dissertations of 21 students (most from Africa) and oversaw the work of 13 postdoctoral fellows; grants he has received total roughly $US 15 million. He is the vice-president of the Federation of Canadian Demographers, has played an active role as member of the IUSSP council since 2005, is a member of the PAA Early Achievement Award Committee and previously served as chair of the PAA International Outreach Committee. His research has focused on relations between fertility and child mortality (Asia and Africa), adolescent transitions, sexuality and marriage (Africa, Latin America and Canada), aging and retirement (Brazil). His current work aims to assess the various effects of falling fertility on children's work and schooling, within and across families, and over time in Ouagadougou.

Member since: 1991

V. Adjiwanou et T. LeGrand (2013).  Does Antenatal Care Matter in the Use of Skilled Birth Attendance in Rural Africa: A Multi-country Analysis, Social Science and Medecine,

T. LeGrand et Z. Younoussi (2009). “Consensual unions in Burkina Faso: Trends and determinants”, Canadian Studies in Population 36(3-4): 267-294.

F. Juarez et T. LeGrand (2005). Factors influencing boys’ age at first intercourse and condom use in the shantytowns of Recife, Brazil”, Studies in Family Planning 36(1): 57-70.

T. LeGrand, T. Koppenhaver, N. Mondain et S. Randall (2003). Reassessing the insurance effect: A qualitative analysis of fertility behavior in Senegal and Zimbabwe Population and Development Review 29(3): 375-403.

T. LeGrand et M. Barbieri (2002).  “The possible effects of child survival on women's ages at first union and childbirth in sub-Saharan Africa”, European Journal of Population, 18(4): 361-386.

T. LeGrand et J. Phillips (1996). “The effect of fertility reductions on infant and child mortality: Evidence from Matlab in rural Bangladesh”, Population Studies 50(1): 51-68.

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 des démographes du Québec (ADQ)
  • - Canadian Population Society (CPS)
  • - Federation of Canadian Demographers (FCD)