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PAA Makes Recommendations to Evidence Based Policy Commission

PAA Makes Recommendations to Evidence Based Policy Commission


NIH Seeking Comments Through December 29 on Data Sharing Proposal

NIH Seeking Comments Through December 29 on Data Sharing Proposal

PAA Urges Congress to Fund NIH and Complete Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

PAA Urges Congress to Fund NIH and Complete Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

PAA Comments on Proposed Federal Standards Affecting Race and Ethnicity Data

PAA Comments on Proposed Federal Standards Affecting Race and Ethnicity Data


PAA Gave; and we Thank You.

PAA extends its thanks to everyone who participated in #GivingTuesday. It was inspiring to see many in our community contribute to the PAA Fund. Tuesday, we surpassed our goal for the day receiving $3,900 in....


2017 Call for Award Nominations

PAA is pleased to announce its annual call for award nominations for 2017.   The following awards are open for nominations.  Recipients will be honored at the 2017 PAA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. All....

About the History Committee

For several decades there has been an ongoing effort to write about and maintain the history of the Population Association of America. The effort was launched by Anders Lunde, who spent most of his professional....


PAA Election Results

Congratulations to the 2017 election winners: President-elect: Wendy Manning, Bowling Green University Vice President-elect: John Iceland, Pennsylvania State University Board of Directors: Jeffrey Morenoff, University of Michigan Jenna Nobles, University of Wisconsin-Madison Krista Perreira, University....


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....

2017 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

The PAA Annual Membership Meeting is an opportunity for members to voice their opinions, discuss items of interest to PAA members, and query PAA officers about the affairs of the Association.

Hilton Chicago, April 27-29

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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.

Goal: $1,000,000

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