About this website

The INED website offers a wide range of resources for the general public. It includes information on the Institute, on research in progress, events and publications. The "All about population" section gives access to statistics produced or analysed by INED. It also presents population questions in an entertaining and informative way via animations, games and fact sheets especially designed for use in the classroom.

The site is regularly updated.

We welcome your comments and questions. Send them to the webmaster at webmaster@ined.fr. You can also use the "contacts" page to send a message to a particular department.


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Director of Publications: Chantal Cases

Editor in chief : Ariane Pailhé

Webmaster and web project manager: Geneviève Bourge

Webmaster : Kristina Hruska

Design and production: Ined

Graphic design and development: Opixido

Photos credits

The images and illustrations on this site are from a variety of different sources and image banks, specifically Fotolia, the Flickr network, and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement.

Copyrights and image rights are indicated either in the caption below the photo or the online photo file IPTCs.

Copyrights noted © and Creative Commons licences CC.

Credits for the images and illustrations in the news items and scrolling ou bien drop down menu sections may be found below:

About INED

  • Who we are?: © hary_cz - Fotolia.com
  • Partnerships and strategy: INED – Ariane Pailhé
  • International policy: © Brent Hofacker - Fotolia.com
  • Joining INED: INED-Colette Confortès

Latest News

  • Top stories: © James Thew - Fotolia.com
  • Top stories for specialists :  © atp
  • Scientific meetings :  © IUSSP
  • E-newsletter: © Brian Jackson - Fotolia.com
  • Press centre : © Fontanis - Fotolia.com


  • Research teams : CC Ashbeta
  • People : © Sergey Nivens - Fotolia.com
  • Research porjects :  CC Ars Electronica
  • PhD Students :  © Street Art- Nemo
  • Post-docs:  © Street Art- Nemo
  • Surveys:  © Street Art- Mesnager

Resources, methods

  • Library portal : INED-Colette Confortès
  • Readings on specific topics : CC JR_Paris
  • Selected links : © INFINITY - Fotolia.com
  • Statistical amalysis methods : INED-Colette Confortès
  • Survey methodology : INED-Gilles Pison

All about population

  • Data :  INED-Colette Confortès
  • Graphs and maps : © Opixido
  • Population games : © Opixido
  • Demographic fact sheets : © Gina Sanders - Fotolia.com
  • Vidéos  : © only4denn - Fotolia.com

"In our researchers’own words"
portrait photos done by INED photographer Colette Confortès or  Raphaël Debengy

On today’s homepage 

General public

Web carrousel n°1 :

"1 October is International Day of Older Persons" : CC-byronv2

Web carrousel n°2 :

"A day of information, discussion and debate at the Cantquatre" : © Raphaël Debengy

Web carrousel n°3 :

  1. "Contraception: worldwide, the pill is far behind ": CC-DFID
  2. "Contraceptive pill use on the decline: a change in the French contraceptive model": © monsieurseb - Fotolia
  3. "Changing trends in preferred contraceptive methods since 1978": © INED-Opixido

Web carrousel n°4 :

"1945-2015: major events and developments in French and world demography": INED

Web carrousel n°5 :

"Suicide prevention: prisoners are a high-risk population": CC christian.senger


Topic file  "Housing and housing conditions" : © fotolia

Focus : "Masculinization of births: What are the figures? What do we know?" : CC Martha de Jong-Lantink

The family game: © Ined - Opixido

Publication : "Masculinization of births in Eastern Europe" : CC  World Bank Photo Collection


Research Professionals

Web carrousel n°1 :

"Autonomy, healthy life expectancy" : CC elini pap

Web carrousel n°2 :

"A day of information, discussion, debate at the Cantquatre" : © Raphaël Debengy

Web carrousel n°3 :

  1. "Changed practices after the 3rd- and 4th-generation pill scare?": CC-Surija-Sray
  2. "Contraception in Africa: how to reconcile social norms?": © IRD - Favier, Marie-Noëlle
  3. "Contraceptive methods and unplanned pregnancy rates": © INED-Opixido

Web carrousel n°4 :

"1945-2015: major events and developments in French and world demography": INED

Web carrousel n°5 :

"Suicide prevention: half of prison deaths in France are suicides" : CC thomas.hawk


Focus "The effect of masculinization of births on the marriage market ":  CC Martha de Jong-Lantink

In our researcher’s own words : "The importance to analyse gender representations in school textbooks": INED - Colette Confortès


Top stories/for specialist

"In the press this week" : INED - Colette Confortès

"Imagine the population of tomorrow" : © Opixido - INED

"INED’s partnership with France Culture" : © France Culture

"A majority of people in France would prefer to die at home but few actually do so " : © Tsuboya - Fotolia

"As death approaches, most people in France are transferred to hospital" : © Westend61 - Fotolia

"Campus Condorcet 2015/2016" : © Campus Condorcet -Conception LM communiquer & associés
Illustration Edoardo Cecchin 

"Francesco Billari: transition to adulthood" © INED