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The French Institute for Demographic Studies or INED, is a public research institute placed under the dual supervision of the Ministry of Research and the Ministry of Social Affairs.

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 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)
9 cours des Humanités
CS 50004
93322 Aubervilliers Cedex
Tel : 0156062000

Director of Publications: Magda Tomasini

Editor in chief :  Xavier Thierry

Webmaster and web project manager: Geneviève Bourge

Writer : Sarah Féron

Design and production: INED

Graphic design and development: Opixido

Animation conception:"World population in graphs", "Migration worldwide", "World population maps", "The world population and me", "The family game", "Imagining tomorrow’s population" and "The world population", Gilles Pison

"All countries" Data : Arianna Caporali

"France" et "Europe and developped countries" data : Silvia Huix, Karine Sohler

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 menu sections may be found below:

About INED

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  • Partnerships and strategy: ©INED
  • International policy: © Brent Hofacker -
  • Joining INED: ©INED
  • Top stories for specialists:  © atp
  • Scientific meetings:  © IUSSP
  • E-newsletter: © Brian Jackson -
  • Press centre: © Fontanis -


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

Resources, methods

  • Library portal: ©INED
  • Readings on specific topics: CC JR_Paris
  • Selected links: © INFINITY -
  • Statistical amalysis methods: ©INED
  • Survey methodology: ©INED

All about population

  • Data: ©INED
  • Graphs and maps: © Opixido
  • Population games: © Opixido
  • Demographic fact sheets: © Gina Sanders -
  • Vidéos: © only4denn -

"In our researchers’own words"
portrait photos done by Raphaël Debengy

On today’s homepage

Web carrousel n°1:

"How demography and population science contribute to our understanding of this public health crisis and the confinement period"

Web carrousel n°2:

"New free ePUB available on the INED website": © INED

Web carrousel n°3:

"INED teaching materials": CC Yasmeen

Web carrousel n°4:

"Demography of COVID-19 deaths": CC BlenderTimer

Web carrousel n°5:

"The ELFE survey (French Longitudinal Survey from birth) to focus on the effects of  COVID-19": © Adobe Stock


Focus: "Care for dependent older persons in France": CC danilarrifotografia0

Focus: "How demography and population science contribute to our understanding of this public health crisis and the confinement period"

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

Video: "Normes corporelles, tensions mentales et troubles du comportement alimentaire à l’adolescence": © INED


Top stories/for specialist

"In the press this week" : ©INED

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