№ 559, October 2018
Mortality between ages 5 and 15
The mortality of children under age 5, which has fallen substantially
across the world in recent years, is a closely monitored indicator
of health in a country. But what about the mortality of older children?
Drawing on data from a new international database, Bruno Masquelier
describes the risks of dying between ages 5 and 15, how they vary
across different countries, and the measures that could be taken
to reduce mortality in this age group.
№ 560, November 2018
More than half of all adults living in Mayotte were born elsewhere
Claude-Valentin Marie, Didier Breton, Maude Crouzet
The island of Mayotte, a French overseas department, has experienced
rapid population growth and transformation as a result of migration.
Using data from the Migration, Family, and Ageing survey, Claude-Valentin
Marie, Didier Breton, and Maude Crouzet retrace the history of Mayotte’s
population and describe the factors transforming it.
№ 561, December 2018
People who identify as bisexual in France
Mathieu Trachman, Tania Lejbowicz, et l'équipe de l'enquête
Although many individuals describe themselves as bisexual, statistical
surveys have given little attention to this population, which contributes
to making bisexuality a secondary sexuality. Drawing on data from
the 2015 VIRAGE survey, Mathieu Trachman and Tania Lejbowicz present
some of the social characteristics of bisexual people in France
and show how they differ from homosexuals and heterosexuals.
№ 562, January 2019
Late childbearing continues to increase in developed countries
Eva Beaujouan, Tomáš Sobotka
Delayed childbearing represents a profound change in reproductive
behaviour and concerns all developed countries. One of its consequences
is a growing number of births to women aged 40 and over. Éva
Beaujouan and Tomáš Sobotka compare the situation today
in different countries, situate it in the context of historical
trends, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of having children
later in life.
№ 563, February 2019
The number and proportion of immigrants in the population:
The proportion of immigrants varies considerably from one country
to another. In some, it exceeds half the population, while in others
it is below 0.1%. Which countries have the most immigrants? Where
do they come from? How are they distributed across the world? Gilles
Pison provides an overview of the number and share of immigrants
in selected countries around the world.
№ 564, March 2019
Why is French life expectancy increasing more slowly?
Life expectancy has progressed more slowly in France
in recent years. Is this a temporary phenomenon, or does it signal
a new long-term pattern of change? Gilles Pison analyses this question
and examines how trends in France compare with those observed in
other developed countries.