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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....

PAA Joins AAAS to Express Support for Science and Concern Regarding Seven Banned terms at CDC

Click here to download the letter. December 19, 2017 The Honorable Mick Mulvaney Director Office of Management and Budget 725 17th Street, NW Washington, DC 20503 Dear Mr. Mulvaney, As this Administration nears the end....

PAA Responds to Possible Changes in Census Bureau Leadership

Click here to download the letter. December 3, 2017 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 Congress to Protect Graduate Student Tax Benefits in H.R. 1, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

November 15, 2017 The Honorable Paul Ryan  The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House  House Minority Leader U.S.  House of Representatives  U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515  Washington, DC 20515   Dear Speaker....

Read it Now: Winter PAA Affairs

Read PAA Affairs Winter 2018  

BLS Seeking Technical Advisory Committee Nominees

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is seeking members for its Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).  BLS often faces highly technical issues while developing and maintaining the accuracy and relevancy of its data on employment and....

Bridget Gorman Selected to be PAA Secretary-Treasurer

Bridget Gorman of Rice University was selected to be the next PAA Secretary-Treasurer.  The PAA Board of Directors approved the recommendation of the search committee at the Fall Board Meeting on October 16 in Alexandria,....

Children of Migrants: The Cumulative Impact of Parental Migration on Children’s Education and Health Outcomes in China

Since the end of 1990s, approximately 160 million Chinese rural workers migrated to cities for work. Because of restrictions on migrant access to local health and education systems, many rural children are left behind in....

Neighborhoods, Schools, and Academic Achievement: A Formal Mediation Analysis of Contextual Effects on Reading and Mathematics Abilities

Although evidence indicates that neighborhoods affect educational outcomes, relatively little research has explored the mechanisms thought to mediate these effects. This study investigates whether school poverty mediates the effect of neighborhood context on academic achievement.....

Ecological Instability and Children’s Classroom Behavior in Kindergarten

We engage the concept of ecological instability to assess whether children’s exposure to frequent change in multiple contexts is associated with teacher reports of students’ overall behavior, externalizing behavior, and approach to learning during kindergarten.....

Increasing Inequality in Parent Incomes and Children’s Schooling

Income inequality and the achievement test score gap between high- and low-income children increased dramatically in the United States beginning in the 1970s. This article investigates the demographic (family income, mother’s education, family size, two-parent....

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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.