Valérie Golaz

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Research field(s)

The core of my research deals with the fast change that East Africa and Madagascar undergo, in terms of risk, individual and family strategies and public policies. I look at spatial mobility, family dynamics and access to resources, with two main research axes:
- population growth and population-environment relations, taking into account the underlying family and migration dynamics as well as the overall change
- family bonds and kinship network along the life course, with a special interest in childhood, youth and older age.

Current Grants
-2019-2022: ANR, Des marges aux normes. Regards croisés sur les transformations des liens familiaux en Afrique (Marges)
-2019-2022: ANR/ FNS, Salmea project (Self-accomplishment and local moralities in East Africa
-2018-2020: Truman Institute Research Grant

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Valérie Golaz about the Manuel pratique d’analyse multiniveau

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Some publications

GASTINEAU B., GOLAZ V., DOS SANTOS S., 2018, Modes d’adaptation des sociétés rurales à la croissance démographique : les cas de Madagascar et du Kenya, Espace, Populations et Sociétés, 2018-3, Special issue Population, production et alimentation en Afrique subsaharienne published on line 30 Jan. 2019.

GOLAZ V., SAJOUX M. (dir.), 2018, Politiques publiques et vieillesse dans les Suds, Les Impromptus du LPED n°4, Marseille, Laboratoire Population-Environnement-Développement, 346p.

MEDARD C., GOLAZ V., 2018, « Entwined values: protecting and subdividing land in Buganda », Critical African Studies, 10:1, p.47-66, doi: 10.1080/21681392.2018.1491802.

GASTINEAU B., GOLAZ V. (coord.), 2017.- Etre jeune en Afrique rurale, Afrique contemporaine n°259.

BRINGE A., GOLAZ V., 2017.- Manuel Pratique pour l’analyse multiniveau, Méthodes et savoirs n°9, Paris, INED, 118p.

GOLAZ V., WANDERA S.O., RUTAREMWA G., 2017, « Understanding the vulnerability of older adults: extent of and breaches in support systems in Uganda », Ageing and Society, 37 (1), p.63-89. DOI:10.1017/S0144686X15001051. Publié en-ligne le 17 septembre 2015.

GOLAZ V., WANDERA S.O., 2016, « Estimating the Poverty of Older Persons in Uganda. The limitations of poverty indicators », in J. Oucho, G. Rutaremwa et J.B. Nyakaana (eds), The demography of Uganda and selected African countries. Towards more Sustainable Development Pathways. Scholarly Works dedicated to Professor James Patrick Ntozi, Fountain Publishers, Kampala, p.215-234.

Teaching activities, other functions, titles

I lecture at Aix-Marseille University since 2013 (Master MASS)
-2018-...: "Démarche quantitative en SHS", M1 (15/45h)
-2013-...: "Démographie: source et analyse des données", M1(30h)

I also regularly coorganise training sessions for junior researchers and postgraduate students in East Africa and Madagascar