Residential segregation of immigrants
in France: an overview
Jean-Louis Pan Ké Shon
It is well known that certain population groups – be they the most
wealthy or the most disadvantaged – tend to congregate in particular
neighbourhoods, often referred to as “urban ghettos”. Is this true
for the populations of immigrant origin in France? Drawing upon
various available data sources, notably the recent Trajectories
and Origins survey (TeO), Jean-Louis Pan Ké Shon examines residential
segregation in France and its evolution.
2011 Census of India: a population increase
of 181 million in the last ten years
Jacques Véron and Aswini K. Nanda
India recently completed its latest population census. Jacques
Véron and Aswini K. Nanda explain how this vast and complex
operation was organized in a country totalling more than a billion
inhabitants. They also examine the initial census fndings, published
barely one month after feld enumeration activities were completed
– a remarkable feat. With a population that may increase by a further
500 million over the next half century, India will face enormous
challenges in years to come.
Fewer forced marriages among immigrant
women and daughters of immigrants
Are forced marriages common in France? Are their numbers falling
or increasing? Who is concerned by these marriages? Until now, no
recent quantitative data were available to answer these questions,
but this knowledge gap has now been flled thanks to the Trajectories
and Origins survey conducted by the French National Institute for
Demographic Studies (INED) and the National Institute for Statistics
and Economic Studies (INSEE). Christelle Hamel presents its initial
fndings on forced marriage among immigrant women and the daughters
The population of the world (2011)
Every other year, the summer issue of Population and Societies,
called The population of the world, presents a global picture of
the world population. It has risen seven-fold over the last two
hundred years, topping 7 billion in 2011, and is expected to reach
9 or 10 billion by the end of the twenty-frst century.
Does economic development explain the
fertility rebound in OECD countries?
Angela Luci and Olivier Thévenon
The economic growth and improvements in living conditions enjoyed
by Europe and North America over the last two centuries are now
spreading across the planet, accompanied by a steady decline in
average family size. Does this mean that a country’s fertility decreases
as its level of development increases? Things are not so simple,
as fertility is rising again in many highly developed countries.
Angela Luci and Olivier Thévenon explain why.
World population: seven billion today,
how many tomorrow?
The number of people in the world is increasing rapidly, raising
concerns about overpopulation. Demographers are projecting that
growth will continue for several more decades, but at a steadily
As Gilles Pison explains here, the world population is set to rise
by a further one to four billion over the next century, but should
level off thereafter.
Elder care and dependence: no longer
just a women’s concern?
Carole Bonnet, Emmanuelle Cambois, Chantal
Cases, Joëlle Gaymu
Today, problems of dependence concern women more than men. First,
more women than men become dependent, partly because they live to
older ages. Second, it is mainly women who shoulder the burden of
caring for elderly dependent parents or spouses. Based on an overview
of research in this field, Carole Bonnet, Emmanuelle Cambois, Chantal
Cases and Joëlle Gaymu describe likely demographic trends over
coming decades and examine how men may be called upon to play a
greater role in the family.