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PhD defence: Elsa Gautrain

Published on May 3, 2023 Updated on May 10, 2023
Le 16 May 2023 De 14:00 à 16:30
Pôle Tertiaire - Site La Rotonde - 26 avenue Léon Blum - 63000 Clermont-Ferrand
Room Pascal, 313

Three Essays on Family and Migration Economics

Elsa Gautrain
CERDI, Université Clermont Auvergne 

Three Essays on Family and Migration Economics


Sylvie Lambert, Research Director, Paris School of Economics
Isabelle Chort, Professor, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour
Catherine Guirkinger, Professor, University of Namur, CRED
Simone Bertoli, Supervisor, Professor, Université Clermont Auvergne, CERDI
Flore Gubert, Supervisor, Research Director, Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD), The French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development.
Jean Noël Senne, Maître de conférences, Université Paris Saclay
Pascale Phélinas, Directrice de recherche IRD, CERDI. 


The household unit is widely used in economic, demographic, political and social analysis. Its composition changes with births, deaths, marriages, divorces and migrations, but also with temporary entries and exits. In the developing world, the majority of households includes individuals other than the nuclear family, and their size and structure are the result of choices and constraints. Some household compositions are more conducive to the formulation of migration strategies. In addition, the migration of one member is an event that can disrupt household balance and questions the interest in living together for the remaining members. My work highlights the endogeneity between the cohabitation and migration strategies of individuals, which are considerations related to the role of women within households.                                                                                                   


Household composition,family structures,migration,education,women's empowerment,survey methodology.