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Congress and White House Agree to “Raise the Caps” and Fund the Government

In the early hours of February 9, Congress passed and the President signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (H.R. 1892). The bill’s passage, which was preceded by a brief five-hour federal government....

PAA Urges Commerce Secretary Ross to Oppose Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

Click here to download the letter. January 23, 2018 The Honorable Wilbur Ross Secretary Department of Commerce 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20230 Dear Secretary Ross, On behalf of the over 3,000 scientists who....

PAA Urges Trump Administration to Act on Revisions to Race and Ethnic Standards

On January 22, 2018, PAA President Wendy Manning and APC President Steve Ruggles sent a letter to White House official, Ms. Neomi Rao, expressing concern about inaction on possible revisions to the Standards for Maintaining,....

PAA Joins Over 100 National Organizations Urging Administration Reject Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

    Click here to download a PDF Protect the Census: Oppose DOJ Request to Add a Citizenship Question to the 2020 Census Dear Secretary Ross: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and....

PAA2018 Preliminary Program Available

PAA2018 Preliminary Program  

Residence Rules for the 2020 Census

2020 Census Residence Rules Memorandum

FYI: Request for Information Request from the Chief Statistician of the U.S.

Dear PAA members, I am writing to bring a unique comment opportunity to your attention. On January 12, Nancy Potok, Chief Statistician of the United States, published a request for information (RFI) in the Federal....

Read it Now: Winter PAA Affairs

Read PAA Affairs Winter 2018  

Healthy Grandparenthood: How Long Is It, and How Has It Changed?

Healthy grandparenthood represents the period of overlap during which grandparents and grandchildren can build relationships, and grandparents can make intergenerational transfers to younger kin. The health of grandparents has important implications for upward and downward....

The Life Course, Cohort Dynamics, and International Differences in Aging Trajectories

In recent years, population health research has focused on understanding the determinants of later-life health. Two strands of that work have focused on (1) international comparisons of later-life health and (2) assessing the early-life origins....

A Flexible Bayesian Model for Estimating Subnational Mortality

Reliable subnational mortality estimates are essential in the study of health inequalities within a country. One of the difficulties in producing such estimates is the presence of small populations among which the stochastic variation in....

The Methuselah Effect: The Pernicious Impact of Unreported Deaths on Old-Age Mortality Estimates

We examine inferences about old-age mortality that arise when researchers use survey data matched to death records. We show that even small rates of failure to match respondents can lead to substantial bias in the....

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PAA seeks to promote scientific excellence, nurture the growth of population science through graduate training, and expand the reach and relevance of demographic research. In recognition of this important work, five major foundations have awarded the PAA with grants totaling $1,000,000 with the expectation that the membership will match these contributions.

Event Highlights

Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM) Conference

Mar 9, 2018Washington Converntion Center

The FCSM conferences offer a rare opportunity for statistical agency professionals and their academic and private sector collaborators to share innovative thinking, methodological advances, and statistical policy implications of their work. About half of the....

PAA 2018 Annual Meeting

Apr 28, 2018Sheraton Denver Downtown


COSSA’s 2018 Science Policy Conference and Social Science Advocacy Day

May 1, 201820 F Street Conference Center

The COSSA Science Policy Conference brings together COSSA members and other stakeholders for a day of discussion about federal policy impacting our science followed by the only annual, coordinated advocacy day in support of all....

Member Spotlight


Kristin Turney

Kristin Turney

Kristin Turney is one of four William T. Grant Scholars who have been awarded grants to support their development as mentors to junior colleagues. The Scholars will mentor promising post-doctoral fellows in enhancing their methodological skills, publication records, and career networks.

The Scholars mentoring grant is designed to help William T. Grant Scholars hone their skills and abilities as mentors and help researchers of color reach higher levels on the career ladder. The award encourages Scholars to be strong mentors attuned to the career development challenges disproportionately faced by their junior colleagues of color. Read more.