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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Institut national d’études démographiques (INED)
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Tel : 0156062000

Director of Publications: Chantal Cases

Editor in chief : Ariane Pailhé

Webmaster and webproject 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. "SLAM : 25 years of research in the Sahel" : Slam-Ined
  2. "A partnership with Mali’s statistical office INSTAT" :  Instat-Mali
  3. "Restoring survy findings to respondent population in Mali" : ©IRD - "Paris, Yves"

Web carrousel n°2 :

"Intercountry adoption down by two-thirds" : © Andi.es - Fotolia.com

Web carrousel n°3 :

"Young people from overseas départements in metropolitan France : who are they?" : © michaeljung - Fotolia.com

Web carrousel n°4 :

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) : © IRD - «Favier, Marie-Noëlle»

Web carrousel n°5 :

  1. "In France one divorce for every two marriages" : © Fotolia
  2. "When parents separate, ties between children and grandparents stay strong" : © Fotolia
  3. "Still the norm for children to reside primarily with their mother" : © Fotolia


Topic file: "Unions: cohabitation, pacs, marriage" : © Fotolia

"Rising number of homeless persons in France ": CC gelinh

The population in graphs : © Ined - Opixido

"Women’s rights: unfinished and fragile progress" : book cover editor Autrement


Research Professionals

Web carrousel n°1 :

  1.   "SLAM : 25 years of research in the Sahel" : Slam-Ined
  2. "A partnership with Mali’s statistical office INSTAT" : Instat-Mali
  3. "Restoring survy findings to respondent population in Mali" : ©IRD - "Paris, Yves"

Web carrousel n°2 :

"Intercountry adoptions down dramatically over ten-year period" : CC-real00

Web carrousel n°3 :

"Occupational integration of young people from France’s overseas departements" : © michaeljung - Fotolia.com

Web carrousel n°4 :

"More than 50,000 women with female genital mutilation living in France" : CC Angela-Sevin

Web carrousel n°5 :

  1. "Divorce statistics, France" : © Fotolia
  2. "Conjugal separation has little impact on ties between children & grandparents" : © Fotolia
  3. "Single mothers with residential custody more exposed to poverty" : CC flickr


Focus "The homeless in France" : CC c-reel.com

Research tools : "The INED survey catalogue" : © Mesnager


Latest news

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

Top stories/for specialist

" A world atlas of women " book cover editor Autrement

"Forty years after the Veil law" : CC - display MPFP

"Intercountry adoptions across the world" : CC-real00

"Living arrangements of children after divorce in France" : CC romainchaffin

" The end of the twin boom ? " : CC Robert Lafond

"Women and housing" : CC Lanier





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