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PAA Members Urged to Act Locally: Tips and Talking Points to use with Your Member of Congress this August

Click here for a PDF of the statement below July 31, 2017 Dear PAA and APC members, The traditional congressional “August Recess” is upon us. Your Member of Congress and U.S. Senators will soon be....

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

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#PAA2018 Call for Papers – Submissions Open

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


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....


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,....


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....

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