(July 2014) Jean-François Kobiané and Moussa Bougma discussed their analyses of the links between family structure, poverty, and child labor in Africa. Kobiané is the director of the Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population (ISSP) at the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. Prior to ISSP, Kobiané worked at the National Statistical Office of Burkina Faso. His research interests include the analysis of the links between family structure and poverty, as well as the transition to adulthood in West Africa. Bougma is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Montreal. His research interests include fertility and its links to educational attainment.

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