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U.S. Senate Praises NIH Population Research Programs

U.S. Senate Praises NIH Population Research Programs


PAA Urges Congress to Fund Census Bureau in Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Spending Measure

Sept. 1, 2017 Dear Representative: We are writing to urge Congress to allocate at least $300 million above the funding level for the Census Bureau in the FY 2018 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill....

PAA Members Guide NAS Report on the Value and Future of Social Science Research at NSF

According to a new report published by the National Academy of Sciences, research funded by the National Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral and Economics directorate has made significant and ongoing contributions to NSF’s mission to advance....


PAA Urges President Trump to Appoint New Census Bureau Director

On May 26th, 2017, PAA and the Association of Population Centers sent a letter to President Trump urging him to appoint a new Census Bureau Director.  Read the entire letter.


Read PAA Affairs’ Latest Issue

PAA Affairs Fall 2017 In this issue: And the winner is… PAA Election Results PAA is soliciting for a new treasurer and PAA Affairs is soliciting for a new editor Categories for nominees for PAA....

Election Results

PAA 2017 Election Results

Congratulations to the 2017 election winners: President-elect: John Casterline, The Ohio State University Vice President-elect: Noreen Goldman, Princeton University Board of Directors: Emily Hannum, University of Pennsylvania Mary Beth Ofstedal, University of Michigan James Raymo,....

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#PAA2018 Call for Papers – Submissions Open

Submissions are open for #PAA2018. Click here to view the 2018 Call for Papers.


Fertility Intentions and Residential Relocations

This research addresses the question of whether fertility intentions (before conception) are associated with residential relocations and the distance of the relocation. We empirically tested this using data from two birth cohorts (aged 24–28 and....

Influence of Proximity to Kin on Residential Mobility and Destination Choice: Examining Local Movers in Metropolitan Areas

A growing body of research has examined how family dynamics shape residential mobility, highlighting the social—as opposed to economic—drivers of mobility. However, few studies have examined kin ties as both push and pull factors in....


Does Black Socioeconomic Mobility Explain Recent Progress Toward Black-White Residential Integration?

Studies of racial residential segregation have found that black-white segregation in U.S. metropolitan areas has declined slowly but steadily since the early 1970s. As of this writing, black-white residential segregation in the United States is....

Intergenerational Neighborhood Attainment and the Legacy of Racial Residential Segregation: A Causal Mediation Analysis

Advances in mediation analysis are used to examine the legacy effects of racial residential segregation in the United States on neighborhood attainments across two familial generations. The legacy effects of segregation are anticipated to operate....

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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.

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Event Highlights

International Conference on Economic Reserach

Oct 21, 2017

On behalf of the Organization Committee,we are pleased to invite you to the International Conference on Economic Reserach (ECONALANYA 2017) which will be held on 20-21th October 2017 in Alanya, Turkey. ECONALANYA aims at disseminating....


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,....


NAS Sackler Science of Science Communication III Colloquium

Nov 17, 2017National Academy of Sciences

With so many complex, important, and sometimes uncertain scientific issues facing our society, there has never been a more critical time to communicate effectively. The challenges facing scientists, professional communicators, and the interested public have....

Member Spotlight


Robert Mason Hauser

The American Philosophical Society (APS), the nation’s oldest learned society, has named Robert Mason Hauser as its new executive officer effective June 12, 2017.

Hauser succeeds Keith Stewart Thomson, who will retire after serving five years as executive officer. “It has been a rewarding experience to lead the American Philosophical Society through a period of significant growth and change. I’m confident that Bob will build on the Society’s accomplishments and continue its founding mission to promote useful knowledge,” said Thomson. Thomson is professor emeritus at the University of Oxford and former dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Yale University. Read more