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Children and family dynamics in sub-Saharan Africa

L'enfant et ses proches. Dynamiques familiales en Afrique subsaharienne

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Published on Thursday, October 06, 2016 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

Le colloque aborde les dynamiques familiales autour de l'enfant en Afrique subsaharienne. Les présentations seront en français et en anglais, avec une traduction simultanée.

Announcement

Programme

Wednesday 26 October

  • 13h30-14h. Welcome and coffee
  • 14h-14h30. Opening of the seminar. Magda Tomasini (Directrice de l’Ined, France)
  • 14h30-15h30. Keynote presentation

Chair: Olivia Samuel (Printemps / Université de Versailles St Quentin, France)

  • Who protect the child? Doris Bonnet (Ceped / IRD, France)

15h30-16h. Coffee break

16h-17h30. Grasping the family environment of children: methodological issues

Chair: Marie Lesclingand (Urmis / Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France)

Discussant: Sylvie Lambert (PSE / INRA, France)

  • Distance or location? How the geographic distribution of kin networks shapes support given to single mothers in urban Kenya. Sangeetha Madhavan (University of Maryland, US), Shelley Clark (McGill University, Canada), Malcolm Egan (McGill University, Canada) and Donatien Beguy (APHRC, Kenya)
  • Dwellings, domestic units and households; complementary views on the family environment of children in Mali. Véronique Hertrich (Ined, France) et Pascaline Feuillet (Ined, France)
  • From potential to observed kinship resources around children: Census and genealogical data combined with microsimulations. Bruno Masquelier (DEMO / Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgique) et Aurélien Dasré (Cresppa-GTM / Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France)

Thursday 27 October

9h-12h.  The role of extended kin in the life of children

Chair: Marc Pilon (Ceped / IRD, France)

Discussant: Ann Whitehead (University of Sussex, UK)

  • Childcare practices in the Kumasi metropolis, Ghana. Samuel Asiedu Owusu (University of Cape Coast, Ghana)
  • Effects of family structure on child mortality in SADC countries: Insights from Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS). Stephen Kumwenda (University of Malawi, Malawi)
  • Intergenerational care for and by children: Reciprocity and impacts on children’s wellbeing in rural Uganda. Enid Schatz (University of Missouri, US), Janet Seeley (LSHTM, UK) and Flavia Zalwango (Uganda Virus Research Institute, Uganda)

Pause

  • New living arrangements in three- to four-generation households in Africa and their impacts on the life of children: evidence from observations in Lomé. Kokou Vignikin (URD / Université de Lomé, Togo) et Thérèse Locoh (Ined, France)
  • Children’s family network and dynamics: a longitudinal study in rural Mali. Aurélien Dasré (Cresppa-GTM / Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France) et Olivia Samuel (Printemps / Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin, France)

12h-13h30.  Lunch

13h30-16h30. The presence of mothers and fathers: to what extent do they matter for children?

Chair: Aurélien Dasré (Cresppa-GTM / Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France)

Discussant: Agnès Adgamagbo (LPED / IRD, France)

  • Father's child care activities and women work status in sub-Saharan Africa. Frank Audrey Tchokonthe (Institute for training and demographics research, Cameroon) and Soazic Elise Wang Sonne (United Nations University - Maastricht Economics, Netherlands)
  • Do father matter? Paternal absence and child health in northern Tanzania. Anushé Hassan (LSHTM, UK), Susan Schaffnit (LSHTM, UK), Esther Ngadaya (NIMR, Tanzania), Bernard Ngowi (NIMR, Tanzania), Sayoki G. M. Mfinanga (NIMR, Tanzania), Susan James (Savannas Forever Tanzania, Tanzania), Monique Borgerhoff Mulder (Savannas Forever Tanzania / University of California, US) and David W. Lawson (Department of Anthropology / University of California, US)
  • L’influence du statut de l’enfant sur la scolarisation et le travail des enfants au Cameroun et au Sénégal. Théophile Armand Fopa Diesse (CARE-IFA / MINEPAT, Cameroun) et Honoré Mimche (IFORD, Cameroun)

Pause

  • Child fostering in Senegal: Insights from an original longitudinal survey. Philippe De Vreyer (PSL, Université Paris-Dauphine, LEDa-DIAL, France), Sylvie Lambert (PSE / INRA, France) and Karine Marazyan (UMR « Développement et Sociétés », IEDES-P1, France)
  • Mobilités dans l'enfance et structures familiales au Mali. Marie Lesclingand (Urmis / Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France)

16h30-17h. Coffee break

  • 17h-17h30. Invited lecture: The child and his kin in the oral storytelling tradition. Cécile Leguy (Lacito / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, France)

Friday 28 October

9h-12h. How do school, work and child health interact with family structure?

Chair: Alexis Dembele (Département « Communication et journalisme » / Université catholique d’Afrique de l’Ouest, Mali)

Discussant: Allan G. Hill (University of Southampton, UK)

  • Living arrangements and child health in Sub-Saharan Africa. Bilampoa Gnoumou Thiombiano (ISSP / Université de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)
  • Investigating between- and within-family differences in children’s time allocation to schooling and work in northwestern Tanzania. Sophie Hedges (LSHTM, UK), Rebecca Sear (LSHTM, UK), Jim Todd (NIMR, Tanzania), Mark Urassa (NIMR, Tanzania) and David W. Lawson (Department of Anthropology / University of California, US)
  • Schooling and family structures in Mali. Marc Pilon (Ceped / IRD, France), Marie Lesclingand (Urmis / Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France) et Emma Lherm (Ined, France)

Pause

  • Gender and evolution of schooling from 1997 to 2008 in Madagascar. Jean Baptiste Tarzan Ndremitsara (Instat, Madagascar), Lina Rakotoson (Université d'Antananarivo, Madagascar) et Arsene Ravelo (Université d'Antananarivo, Madagascar)
  • The impact of familial structures on schooling and the children’s activities in rural areas of the highlands in Madagascar. Antonia Verger (Ceped / Université Paris Descartes, France)

12h-13h30. Lunch

13h30-15h30. Questioning the detrimental impact of specific family contexts on children

Chair: Cécile Leguy (Lacito / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, France)

Discussant: Gilles Pison (Muséum national d’histoire naturelle / Musée de l’Homme, France)

  • Family situations and vulnerability of children. Valérie Delaunay (LPED / IRD, France)
  • Who helps single mothers in Nairobi? The role of kin support. Shelley Clark (McGill University, Canada), Sangeetha Madhavan (University of Maryland, US), Cassandra Cotton (McGill University, Canada), Donatien Beguy (APHRC, Kenya) and Caroline Kabiru (APHRC, Kenya).
  • Incarceration and parental relationships: the case of under-age children in the detention facility in Bollé, Mali. Seydou Keita (CNRST, Mali)
  • Polygynous marriage and child health in sub-Saharan Africa: What is the evidence for harm? David W. Lawson (Department of Anthropology / University of California, US)

15h30-16h.Coffee break

16h-16h30. Closing session

  • Results and prospects: Claudine Sauvain-Dugerdil (IDESO / Université de Genève, Suisse) et Marc Pilon (Ceped / IRD, France)

Registration

Free admission subject to availability. Please send us an Email: dype-coord@listes.ined.fr

Scientific Committee

  • Valérie Delaunay (LPED / IRD, France),
  • Bilampoa Gnoumou Thiombiano (ISSP / Université de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso),
  • Véronique Hertrich (Ined, France),
  • Sangeetha Madhavan (University of Maryland, US),
  • Olivia Samuel (Printemps / Université de Versailles St Quentin, France),
  • Ann Whitehead (University of Sussex, UK)

Organizing Committee

  • Aurélien Dasré (Cresppa-GTM / Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France),
  • Pascaline Feuillet (Ined, France),
  • Cécile Leguy (Lacito / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, France),
  • Marie Lesclingand (Urmis / Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France),
  • Emma Lherm (Ined, France),
  • Bruno Masquelier (DEMO / Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgique),
  • Marc Pilon (Ceped / IRD, France),
  • Catherine Rollet (UVSQ/Printemps).

Organisation

This seminar is organised within the framework of the research unit DEMOSUD and is supported by the Agence nationale de la recherche, as part of the project DyPE-Dynamique de la parentalité et de l’enfance en milieu rural africain (ANR- 12-BSH1-0005-01).

Places

  • Salle sauvy - INED, 133 boulevard Davout
    Paris, France (75020)

Date(s)

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016
  • Thursday, October 27, 2016
  • Friday, October 28, 2016

Keywords

  • enfance, famille, afrique sub-saharienne

Contact(s)

  • Emma Lherm
    courriel : dype-coord [at] listes [dot] ined [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Emma Lherm
    courriel : dype-coord [at] listes [dot] ined [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Children and family dynamics in sub-Saharan Africa », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Thursday, October 06, 2016, https://calenda.org/379287

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