The French multidisciplinary birth cohort - Follow-up characteristics and child development highlights

09 Feb 2023

Prof. Xavier Thierry is a researcher at Ined (French Institute for Demographic Studies) and member of the Elfe team (Étude longitudinale française depuis l’enfance)

ELFE (Étude longitudinale française depuis l’enfance) is the first French national birth cohort which started in 2011 and gathered more than 18,000 children in metropolitan France. Its objective is to study determinants of the development, health and socialization of children from birth to adulthood through a multidisciplinary approach.

The main categories of data collected concern sociodemographic characteristics; family life; parental health, behaviour and life values; child development and health; child school performance, behaviour, and socialization; day care and school; and childhood environmental exposures.

This major longitudinal study already provided precious results in several fields: social sciences and behavioral aspects, early developmental health and epidemiology, environmental exposures and impact on children


  • 9 February 2023
  • 9.00 - 10.40
  • University of Geneva
  • Uni-Mail, M2170