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PAA and APC Bring Population Scientists to Capitol Hill for some March Madness

March Madness took on a new context this year as a squad of a dozen PAA members from across the US converged on Capitol Hill March 16 & 17 to meet with and educate congressional....


PAA Joins 2,000 Organizations Urging Congress to Protect Non-Defense Discretionary Funding

PAA Joins 2,000 Organizations Urging Congress to Protect Non-Defense Discretionary Funding

PAA Sponsoring Congressional Briefing on Rural Demography, April 3–RSVP NOW!



PAA Signs Letter to Protect Federal Demographic Geospatial Data Collection

PAA Signs Letter to Protect Federal Demographic Geospatial Data Collection


Demography Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts: Mathematical Population Studies on theme issue on “Spatial and Mathematical Demography” (abstracts due May 1, 2017).  Stephen A. Matthews, Professor of Sociology, Anthropology & Demography (Courtesy Geography) at Penn State, seeks high-quality....


PAA Affairs Spring 2017

In this issue, you will find great articles and PAA news including: Message from #PAA2017 Program Co-Chairs Amy Tsui & Bob Hummer Member Initiated Meetings at #PAA2017 2017 Slate of Nominees Congressional Update Jobs and....


Regarding President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration Restrictions

The Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America is open to participants interested in population research from any part of the world.  President Trump’s January 27, 2017 Executive Order to temporarily suspend U.S. entry....


Russell Sage Foundation Presents: Summer Institute in Social-Science Genomics

SUMMER INSTITUTE IN SOCIAL-SCIENCE GENOMICS June 11 to June 23, 2017 Sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation From the evening of Sunday, June 11, to the morning of Friday, June 23, 2017, the Russell Sage....


The Role of Family Orientations in Shaping the Effect of Fertility on Subjective Well-being: A Propensity Score Matching Approach

This article investigates whether and how having a child impacts an individual’s subjective well-being, while taking into account heterogeneity in family attitudes. People with different family orientations have different values, gender attitudes, preferences toward career....


Same-Sex and Different-Sex Cohabiting Couple Relationship Stability

Relationship stability is a key indicator of well-being, but most U.S.-based research has been limited to different-sex couples. The 2008 panel of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) provides an untapped data resource....


Diverging Patterns of Union Transition Among Cohabitors by Race/Ethnicity and Education: Trends and Marital Intentions in the United States

The rise of cohabitation in family process among American young adults and declining rates of marriage among cohabitors are considered by some scholars as evidence for the importance of society-wide ideational shifts propelling recent changes....


The Influence of Parental Education on Timing and Type of Union Formation: Changes Over the Life Course and Over Time in the Netherlands

Family background shapes young adults’ decisions in their transition to adulthood, and the outcomes of these decisions lay the foundation for their subsequent life course. This study examines the influence of parental education on their....

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Event Highlights


Annual Meeting 2017

Apr 29, 2017Hilton Chicago

2017 Annual Meeting at Hilton Chicago April 27 – 29 Join us in Chicago, April 27-29 for our annual meeting where researchers, professors and more Population Associations of America members learn, teach and converge on....


IUSSP International Population Conference

Nov 4, 2017

About the Conference Statistics South Africa, on behalf of the Republic of South Africa, will host the 28th International Population Conference of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) in Cape Town,....

Member Spotlight


smeeding_timothy_thumbnail-2Timothy Smeeding is one of five distinguished scholars who were elected as fellows of the American Academy of  Political and Social Science for 2017.  A world leader in the analysis of poverty, economic and intergenerational mobility, inequality, and consumption and wealth, Smeeding was founding director of the Luxembourg Income Study (1983), and is the Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he led the Institute for Research on Poverty from 2008 to 2014.
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Timothy M. Smeeding | University of Wisconsin-Madison