Academic journal article Population

Migration from French Overseas Departments to Metropolitan France: What We Can Learn about a State Policy from the Censuses, 1962–1999

Academic journal article Population

Migration from French Overseas Departments to Metropolitan France: What We Can Learn about a State Policy from the Censuses, 1962–1999

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A total of 17 articles entered this year’s competition for the Young Author’s Prize organized by Population. Most of the papers received were considered to be of good quality. The texts were very varied, reflecting the most important current problems in population studies and the diverse centres of interest of young researchers around the world. Authors from four continents – Europe, Africa, Asia, and America – submitted a total of eight articles in English and nine in French. This shows the strong influence of the journal in the English-speaking world. Out of the 17 papers, seven were written by men and ten by women. Many of the themes correspond to the traditional areas of demography: mortality, fertility, nuptiality, and migration. However, the fields of interest have been extended to morbidity, religion, reproductive health, youth, gender violence, among others. The papers show the use of modern and powerful statistical techniques applied to demography, and many of them combine quantitative and qualitative approaches.

The third edition of the Young Author’s Prize was organized as follows. Following an initial round of assessment, each of the remaining six articles was sent to two external reviewers. The jury members then examined all the articles and the reviewers’ reports. The winner was selected at a final meeting on 5 February 2018.

On behalf of the jury, I would like to congratulate the winner, Marine Haddad, for her article: “Migration from French Overseas Departments to Metropolitan France: What We Can Learn about a State Policy fromthe Censuses, 1962–1999”. …

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