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Department of Development Sociology

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York 14850

United States

Nationality: United_States


Membership Number :21185

Parfait Eloundo Enyegue

Professor, Cornell University

Field of study: Education, Population and Development, Sociology

Regional focus: Sub-Saharan Africa

Highest Degree Level:

Doctorate (Ph.D, MD), Demography and Sociology, The Pennsylvania State University, 1997

Working languages:
  • - English
  • - French

Professional summary:

Parfait Eloundou is Associate Professor of Development Sociology and Demography at Cornell University, and Associate Director of Cornell Population Center. He is the PI of the "Fertility and Schooling" study in Cameroon, a longitudinal study of a national sample of Cameroon households supported by the Spencer Foundation. He is  chairing the IUSSP Panel on Demographic Training in Francophone Africa, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Guttmacher Institute and the Population Reference Bureau. Past research has focused on schooling and fertility transitions in Africa and more recent work examines the demographic contributions to global inequality and the implications of contemporary demographic changes to socioeconomic development in sub-Saharan Africa.     

Member since: 1999

Eloundou-Enyegue P.M. and S. Giroux [2013]. Schooling Dividends from Fertility Transitions. Early Evidence for sub-Saharan Africa, 1990-2005” forthcoming in Journal of Children and Poverty (March 2013).


Eloundou-Enyegue P.M. and S. Giroux [2012]. “Fertility Transitions and Schooling: From Micro-level to Macro-level Associations” Demography 49(4):1407-1432.


Eloundou-Enyegue, P.M.  and C.S. Stokes [2007]. “Demographic Transitions and Children’s Resources: Growth or Divergence?”  Demographic Research 16(7):195-218.


Eloundou-Enyegue, P.M. and L.B. Williams  [2006]. “The Effects of Family Size on Child Schooling in sub-Saharan Settings: A Reassessment.” Demography 43(1):25-52.


Eloundou-Enyegue, P.M. and A.E. Calves. [2006]. “Till Marriage Do Us Part: Education and Remittances from Married Women in sub-Saharan Africa.” Comparative Education Research 50(1):1-20.       


Eloundou-Enyegue, P.M.  [2004]. “Pregnancy-Related Dropouts and Gender Inequality in Education: A LifeTable Approach and Application to Cameroon.” Demography 41(3):509-528.

Honorary positions:

2012. Board of Directors, Population Reference Bureau, Washington DC
2006-to date. Board of Directors, Guttmacher Institute, New York.
2008-to date.Adjunct Professor, Summer Program, Korea University.
2008.Cornell’s Marilyn Emmons Williams Awards for Undergraduate Research Advising; University-wide award.
2006. Joyce Cain Award for Research; Comparative International Education Society.
2006. Cornell CALS Innovative Teacher Award; College-wide award.
2005. University Recognition for Advising Merril Presidential Scholar [Geoff Bakken].
2005.Joyce Cain Award for Research. Comparative International Education Society.
2002. Population Association of America. Research Poster award.
1996.PennState International Student Achievement Award. Finalist.
1996.Population Association of America. Research Poster Award.
1994.Dorothy Thomas Award for Best Graduate Student Research from the Population Association of America.

Research grants:

see CV

Other association membership in population or related fields:
  • - Population Association of America (PAA)
  • - Union for African Population Studies (UAPS)