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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....

PAA and APC Praise Passage of FY 2017 Omnibus Spending Package – Warn of Challenges in FY 2018

The Population Association of America (PAA) and Association Population Centers (APC) praised Congress and the Administration for working together to negotiate and enact H.R. 244, a bill encompassing funding for federal agencies, including the National....


PAA Members Discuss Rural Demographic Trends at Congressional Briefing

Small Towns/Big Changes: the Shifting Demographics of Rural America At an April 3, 2017 congressional briefing sponsored by PAA entitled Small Towns/Big Changes: the Shifting Demographics of Rural America, the findings presented to the standing-room-only....

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....


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....


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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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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