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2011 • 2 décembre

Journée scientifique : « Sex Selection: from Asia to Europe »

Organization

Christophe Z Guilmoto and Agnès Guillaume, with Valentine Becquet

Session 1: Opening Session

Introduction
Prof. Yves Charbit, Director, Paris Descartes University/CEPED, Paris

Opening remarks and objectives of the meeting
Dr Christophe Z Guilmoto, Senior fellow, IRD/CEPED, Paris
Agnès Guillaume, Senior fellow, IRD/CEPED, Paris

Session 2: From Asia to Europe

Sex imbalances at birth in 2010 : some theory and a few recent estimates
Dr Christophe Guilmoto, Senior fellow, IRD/CEPED, Paris

Prenatal sex selection among the Asian diasporas in Europe/Western Countries
Dr Sylvie Dubuc, Oxford University, Oxford

Abortion in Europe
Agnès Guillaume, IRD/CEPED, Paris

Questions and Answers
Chair: Dr Kiran Bhatia, gender advisor, UNFPA, Bangkok

Session 3: Caucasus: South and North

Prenatal sex selection in the South Caucasus
Dr Armine Ishkanian, LSE, London

Son preference and selective abortions in Caucasus
Dr Irina Badurashvili, Director, Georgian Centre of Population Research, Tbilisi

Tracing sex imbalances through surveys
Dr Géraldine Duthé, senior demographers, INED, Paris,Karine Kuyumjyan, NSS, Yerevan, Dr Irina Badurashvili GCPR, Tbilisi and Dr France Meslé, Dr Jacques Vallin, senior demographers, INED, Paris.

Quick overview of the territorial particularities of the sex ratio in Russia and at the North Caucasus region in particular
Prof. Alexandre Adveev, Paris 1 University, Paris

Questions and Answers
Chair: Dr Isabelle Attané, senior demographer, INED, Paris

Session 4: Southeast Europe

Sex ratio at birth in the Western Balkans
Dr Christophe Z Guilmoto, Senior fellow, IRD/CEPED, Paris

Pratriarchy after Patriarchy – Traditional and contemporary forms of reproduction behaviour in the Balkans
Prof. Karl Kaser, Graz University, Austria.

Sex imbalances in Albania : a demographic historical perspective
Dr Arjan Gjonca, LSE, London

Gender in the Albanian world : anthropological approach
Prof. Albert Doja, European, University of Tirana, Albania

Population statistics in Albania
Dr Emira Galanxhi, Director of social statistics, INSTAT, Albania

Possible explanation about sex ratio at birth imbalance in Macedonia
Dr Anica Dragović, UNFPA, Macedonia

Questions and Answers
Chair: Dr Joseph Larmarange, IRD/CEPED, Paris

Session 5: Moving forward

Knowledge gaps and next steps
Research objectives and strategy: statistics, gender, family, technology, policies

Awareness and advocacy. Lessons learnt from Asia
Dr Kiran Bhatia, gender advisor, UNFPA, Bangkok

Sex selection Europe : awareness and challenges
Dr Doris Stump, Member of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Switzerland with Elodie Fischer, Council of Europe

Followed by open discussion

Closing Plenary: Wrap-up of the day

Dr Christophe Z Guilmoto, Senior fellow, IRD/CEPED, Paris
Agnès Guillaume, Senior fellow, IRD/CEPED, Paris

Press meeting

Synthesis of the meeting