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Collecter des biographies contextuelles pour étudier les déterminants des comportements démographiques. L'expérience d'une enquête au Burkina Faso


  • Bruno Schoumaker
  • Hubert Bonayi Dabire
  • Bilampoa Gnoumou-Thiombiano


This article presents a retrospective survey of localities, designed to be linked to an event history survey of individuals focusing on migration in Burkina Faso. During the survey, carried out in 2002, data on around ten broad topics were collected from respondents in almost 600 localities. After outlining various possible methods for collecting community data to study migration, the article considers a number of issues in turn: selection of the survey localities, organization of the survey, and the data collection methods used. The final part summarizes the results of work based on this information, and gives a brief outline of ongoing projects. One of the conclusions drawn is that the approach taken is a cost-effective means of collecting, within a reasonable timeframe, a wealth of high-quality community data lending itself to multi-level longitudinal analyses of demographic behaviour.

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  • Bruno Schoumaker & Hubert Bonayi Dabire & Bilampoa Gnoumou-Thiombiano, 2006. "Collecter des biographies contextuelles pour étudier les déterminants des comportements démographiques. L'expérience d'une enquête au Burkina Faso," Population (french edition), Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED), vol. 61(1), pages 77-106.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:popine:popu_601_0077

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