Philippe Bocquier holds an MA and a PhD in demography from Sorbonne University in Paris, as well as an MSc in Statistics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. From 1988 to 2008, he held various research positions for the French Institut de recherche pour le développement, being posted in Senegal, Mali, and Kenya. In 2008-2010, he was a lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, where he holds now an Honorary Senior Researcher position. He has a long experience in longitudinal analysis, using both retrospective survey data and health and demographic surveillance systems. His research interests range from urban projections to demographic transition and from urban integration to entry into adulthood. His current research focus is on migration and health interrelationships.
Ashira Menashe-Oren is a post-doctoral researcher at Université catholique de Louvain. She holds a PhD in demography from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research focuses on the relationship between population dynamics and development, and she has particularly worked on rural-urban population composition and migration in sub-Saharan Africa.
Wanli Nie joined the GLOBMIG project since July 2020 under the supervision of Philippe Bocquier. In 2021, she prepared the 1-year, 3-year and 5-year estimate of migration rates for 70 censuses in 30 countries in Asia and Africa, in both “UR” (urban-rural) and “COR” (capital-other urban-rural) approaches. Together with her promoter Professor Philippe Bocquier and Dr. Ashira Menashe-Oren, they encountered many practical issues during the estimation process as missing values, lack of consistency between censuses, identification of migrants, etc., but they were able to come up with acceptable solutions during the meetings. She presented their paper with preliminary results on the International Population Conference 2021 (online).