Yves Charbit is Associate Professor at CNR – IRISS since 2017.
At present he is Professor Emeritus of Demography at the University of Paris Descartes (2014-). He is also Associate Senior Research Fellow of the School of Anthropology in Oxford (2014-) and of the University of Waikato New Zealand (2016-).
He is trained in sociology, economics and political sciences in Paris. He holds a Doctorat d’Etat ès-Lettres, Sorbonne (Paris), and a Ph.D, Oxford University, both ‘summa cum laude’.
He set up and headed (1989-2013) two Research Units at the University of Paris Descartes: Population et interdisciplinarit (POPINTER) and the Centre Population et Développement (40 permanent researchers, 54 Ph.D students). For several years, he chaired the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences; he was also a member of the Council of Administration of the University, and took up various other offices.
He published 21 books and 74 chapters of books or peer-reviewed articles (main subjects: international migrations, family, nuptiality reproductive health, theories and doctrines of population). Since 1975, he gave several seminars and keynote speeches in several Countries (i.e. Argentina, Armenia, Benin, Canada, Congo, Chili, Djibouti, England, France, Gabo, Germany, Guinea Conakry, India, Ivory Coast, Japan, Madagascar, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Vietnam), and for several institutions (i.e. Agence française de développement, EU, French National Assembly, OECD, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDP, UNESCO, WHO, World Bank.
He was one of the founders (1985-) of the Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales. Set up two series of books: Populations in 1996 (L’Harmattan, Paris. 35 books published) and Demographic Transformation and Socio-Economic Development in 2009 (Springer 8 books published).
He acted as a senior expert for UNDP, UNESCO, WHO, UNICEF, EU, World Bank etc. in several African and Asian countries. His domain of expertise covers: management of field research projects on population and development; implementation of training programmes; evaluation of national population policies.