Vissého Adjiwanou

Professeur régulier

Département de Sociologie, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM)
Local A-5260
1255, St-Denis
Montréal (Québec) H2X 3R9
Office: +1 514 987 3000 # 0900
Email: adjiwanou.visseho [at]

UQAM Profile

Vissého Adjiwanou joined the academic staff of the Department of Sociology at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in July 2018 as professor of Demography and Quantitative Methods. Previously, he has served as Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He received a M.A in Statistics in 2001 from the National School of Statistics and Applied Economics (ENSEA-Cote d’Ivoire), a M.A in Economics of Development in 2003 at the Centre for Studies and Research on International Development (CERDI- France) and a Ph.D in Demography in 2013 from the Université de Montréal (Canada). His research focusses in population issues in sub-Saharan Africa, including fertility, family dynamics, gender inequality, and reproductive health. His most recent work has investigated the pattern and effect of step-parenting on children schooling and health in sub-Saharan Africa, and on the effect of remarriage on fertility in Malawi. He develops new research interests at the intersection of social science and computation science. He is the organizer of the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science at the University of Cape Town.

Dr. Adjiwanou's work has been published in Social Science & Medicine, Health and Place, Studies in Family Planning, Demographic Research and the Cahiers québécois de démographie. For more details, see Dr. Adjiwanou's Research Gate profile.



  • Family dynamics
  • Women employment and fertility
  • Maternal and child health
  • Causal methods
  • Computational social science



PhD in Demography (2013): Université de Montréal


Recent Publications

Sanni yaya, Alalekan A. Uthman, Michael Ekholuenetale, Ghose Bishwait, Vissého Adjiwanou. (2019). Effects of birth spacing on adverse childhood health outcomes: evidence from 34 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine.

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

Sanni Yaya, Olalekan Uthman, Vissého Adjiwanou, Ghose Bishwajit. (2018). Exposure to tobacco use in pregnancy and its determinants among sub-Saharan Africa women: analysis of pooled cross-sectional surveys. Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine.

Samuel Abera Zewdie, Vissého Adjiwanou. (2018). Spatial Analysis of child mortality and welfare differentials in South Africa: Evidences from the 2011 census. African Population Studies: 32(2), 4376-4395.

Adjiwanou, V. et Engdaw, A.W. (2017). Household environmental health hazards’ effect on under-five mortality in sub-Saharan Africa: What can we learn from the Demographic and Health Survey? Global Public Health, 12(6), 780–794.