Institut national d’études démographiques
INED is a specialized research institute working in the field of population studies
INED’s main mission is to study the national and international
demographic situation and to analyse population trends. INED adopts
a multidisciplinary approach, and its areas of expertise cover not
only the study of purely demographic phenomena such as nuptiality,
fertility, mortality and migration, but also demography applied to
society, economics, public health, human geography, history and
Alongside its mission of scientific research, INED is responsible for collecting and disseminating demographic information on France and the other countries of the world.
It also contributes to "training in research and through research".
The national Institute of demographic studies employs approximately 200 persons, among whom 60 researchers holders, and about twenty PhD students, as well as associated researchers.