The family and its territory in French Polynesia

The objective of this project is to analyse the territorial organization of families resulting from the structure of migrations in French Polynesia.

  •  Analyze the sustainability of Polynesian territorial organization by focusing on migration, families and public policies, particularly regarding education and health;
  •  Evaluate the role of the implementation of public services (education, health, transport) and economic development zones on population dynamics;
  •  Explore family functioning, public mechanisms and individual characteristics that allow us to transcend insularity;
  •  Analyze the sustainability of territorial systems from places and territories, families and links, and individuals and their journey.


This mobility is characterized by a context that combines an archipelagic territory, an urban macrocephaly and an ultra-peripheral national status combined with a relay position in the world economy. The role of the establishment of public services and transport subject to the obligation of territorial continuity and the consideration of interfaces with other areas (metropolitan France, French overseas departments, New Zealand, Canada, etc.) will also be address in this project. The quantitative analyses will be based on census data but also in an innovative way, on the first Family survey which the team in collaboration with the ISPF plans to collect in 2019-2020, as well as on a qualitative approach focusing on family strategies and their motivations both in Polynesia and among students and workers abroad.

Les dernières actualités



  • Logement et habitat
  • Mobilité
  • Famille
  • Santé
  • Scolarité