Isabelle Attané

Senior Researcher
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Research field(s)

Demography of China
Asian population
Male bachelors' living conditions, sexuality and gender roles in a context of reduced availability of female partners in China DefiChine website
Women status and gender studies
Family planning programmes
Birth control policy
Ethnic minorities
Sex imbalance and female shortage
Children status
Transitional societies
Gender and sexuality
Population and development

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Some publications

Yang Xueyan, Li Shuzhuo, Attané I., & Feldman M.W. (2015), “Commercial Sex Behaviours among Involuntary Male Bachelors: Findings from a Survey of Migrants in Xi’an, China”, Journal of Public Health, 37(2), pp. 305-312.

Yang Xueyan, Attané I., & Li Shuzhuo (2014), “Commercial Sex and Condom Use Among Involuntary Bachelors: An Exploratory Survey in Rural China”, American Journal of Men's Health, 8(3), pp. 205-216.

Attané I., Zhang Qunlin, Li Shuzhuo, Yang Xueyan, et C. Guilmoto (2013) “Bachelorhood and Sexuality in a Context of Female Shortage: Evidence from a Survey in Rural Anhui, China”, The China Quarterly, n°215, pp. 703-726.

Yang Xueyan, Attané Isabelle, Li Shuzhuo, and Zhang Qunlin (2012) “On Same-sex Sexual Behaviors among Male Bachelors in Rural China: Evidence from a Female Shortage Context”, American Journal of Men’s Health, 6(2), 108-119.

Attané I. (2012), “Being a Woman in China Today: a Demography of Gender”, China Perspectives, 2012/4, pp. 5-15.

Li Shuzhuo, Zhang Qunlin, Yang Xueyan and Attané Isabelle (2010), “Male Singlehood, Poverty and Sexuality in Rural China: An Exploratory Survey», Population-E, 65(4), 679-694.

Attané Isabelle (2009), “The determinants of discrimination against daughters in China: Evidence from a provincial-level analysis”, Population Studies, 63(1), 87-102.

Teaching activities, other functions, titles

PhD (from 1998)
Habilitation à diriger des recherches (Accreditation to supervise doctoral research) (from 2007)
Research seminar at the EHESS (School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences): “Population and society in Asia”