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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.

PAA Urges Congress to Fund National Center for Health Statistics in Fiscal Year 2018

      Letter to Senate Letter to House


PAA Responds to President Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal

PAA APC statement on FY 2018 president’s budget 5-17 May 23, 2017 President Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Alarms PAA and APC The Population Association of America (PAA) and Association Population Centers (APC) responded to the....


Advancing Principles of Scientific Stewardship

On June 12, the Coalition to Promote Research  (CPR), of which PAA is a member, launched a petition drive, Advancing Principles of Scientific Stewardship. The petition–which will be delivered to Congress and the White House–reaffirms....

Scientific Community Expresses Concern About Proposed New Visa Vetting Plan

PAA has signed a letter with dozens of scientific organizations addressing proposed new visa changes. May 18, 2017 ATTTN: Desk Officer, Department of State Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Office of Management and Budget Eisenhower....

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PAA 2017 Poster Session Winners

  Below you will find photos of the 2017 PAA Annual Meeting Poster Winners.  Those posted are typically, but not always, the first author of their poster.  You can download the  2017 PAA Annual Meeting Poster....


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....


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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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

Bayesian Modelling Course

Jun 28, 2017

With this course, you’ll  be able to do data analysis on a dataset of your own using Bayesian inference, with the following steps: Clean, prepare and arrange data before any analysis. Go from an equation....


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,....


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....

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Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) Data User Workshop
Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) Data User Workshop @ Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Jun 12 – Jun 16 all-day
This five-day workshop will orient participants to the content and structure of the Core PSID, its special topics modules, and the PSID Child Development Supplement and PSID Transition into Adulthood Supplement. The workshop pairs morning....
Bayesian Modelling Course
Bayesian Modelling Course
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day
With this course, you’ll  be able to do data analysis on a dataset of your own using Bayesian inference, with the following steps: Clean, prepare and arrange data before any analysis. Go from an equation....
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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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