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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  • PhD Students :  © Street Art- Nemo
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  • 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

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  • 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

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"From Europe to Africa: return migration more of a choice than a constraint" CC SebDech

Web carousel n°2 :

"Family policy in France: impact of the new government measures ? " : CC xoxoryan

 Web carousel  3 : (World Teacher’s Day)

  1. "Demography in the classroom " : CC Gilberte Dimicolis
  2. "Animated maps for teaching demography" : CC Sarah Richter
  3. "Population pyramids havemuch to tell " : CC Eric Delcroix

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 "Are we all equal when it comes to ageing"  : CC Spyros Papaspyropoulos

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INED’s new website : © Opixido


Topic file: © Hagen411 - Fotolia.com

Video: DR Portrait de J-R Wilmoth 

Migration: © Opixido

Focus on: "China, a demographic giant with feet of clay": 


Research Professionals

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"From Europe to Africa: return migration more of a choice than a constraint": CC SebDech

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"Reconfiguration of family policy in France" CC xoxoryan

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"Maternity leave, parental leave—how does France compare? " : CC Julia Manzerova 

Web carousel  n°4 :

"Are we all equal when it comes to ageing" : CC Spyros Papaspyropoulos

Web carousel 5 :

Discover INED’s new website : © Opixido


Focus : The twelfth Meeting of the European Network for the Sociological and Demographic Study of Divorce CC F. Tronchin

Paroles de chercheur-e-s : © Ined - Colette Confortès


Latest news

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Top stories

"Leaving, returning: the mechanism of return migration": CC SebDech

"L’argent du logement" : CC  An untrained eye

"Les rendez-vous de l’histoire" : © 2014 Les rendez-vous de l’histoire

"Où est passé le peuple" : CC Phil Beard

"Which children get a place in the nursery?" : © pandore - Fotolia.com

"La fête de la science édition 2014" :  © M.E.S.R

"Conférence du réseau européen sur le divorce" : CC F. Tronchin

"Poorly housed Parisians" : CC  Jean-François Gornet

Top stories for specialist

"How many children do you have?" When the figures don’t tally" :  CC Groume

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"Thesis defences" : CC Stefan Schmidlin

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