Thomas LeGrand

Thomas LeGrand Professor Département de Démographie Université de Montréal

Professeur Titulaire

Départément of Démographie
Pavillion Lionel Groulx
3150 Rue Jean-Brillant
Montreal, Quebec, H3T 1N8

tk.legrand [at] umontreal.ca (Email)

Université de Montréal profile


Thomas LeGrand is a full professor at the Département de démographie at the Université de Montréal, where he was the Director from 2010-2014. He is currently (2014-2018) the Vice President of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP/UIESP) and will serve as its President-elect from 2018-2021. His research addresses major population issues in developing countries including fertility, transitions to adulthood, support for the elderly, and determinants of health for children. His most recent work has investigated the effects of fertility decline on youth education and employment in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. He has held and participated in major grants from a variety of sources including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, theAndrew W. Mellon Foundation, the government of France, and SSHRC. Prof. LeGrand has publications in leading population journals including Demography, Demographic Research, Social Science and Medicine and Urban Studies.  

 

Research

  • International aid and cooperation
  • Culture and health
  • Social determinants of health
  • Globalization 
  • Lifestyle and health habits
  • Regional identities
  • People, cities and territories
  • Community Health / Public Health
  • Health services

 

Education

PhD in Economics (1989): University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

Recent Publications

Niamba, L. A. Gagnon, V. Adjiwanou et T. LeGrand (à paraitre). “Arrangements résidentiels et santé des personnes âgées à Nouna (Burkina Faso): Approches transversale et longitudinale”, Cahiers québécois de démographie.

Adjiwanou, V., M. Bougma et T. LeGrand (2018). “The effect of partners' education on women's reproductive and maternal health in developing countries”, Social Science and Medicine 197:104-115.

F. Bouba Djourdebbé, S. Dos Santos, T. Legrand et A.B. Soura (2018). “Morbidité des enfants en zones urbaines africaines. Le case de l’observatoire de population de Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) ”, European Scientific Journal 14(11) : 163-193.

Lachaud, J., T. LeGrand et J-F Kobiané (2017). “Intergenerational Transmission of Educational Disadvantage in the Context of the Decline of Family Size in Urban Africa”, Population Review 56(1): 102-126.

M. Bougma, M-F Lange, T. LeGrand et J-F Kobiané (2016). “Stratégies reproductives à Ouagadougou : le rôle de la scolarisation des enfants”, Autrepart 74-75 : 23-46 (IRD, Paris).