The Population Association of America (PAA) is a nonprofit, scientific, professional organization established to promote the improvement, advancement and progress of the human race through research of problems related to human population.
PAA members include demographers, sociologists, economists, public health professionals, and other individuals interested in research and education in the population field.
PAA membership has grown to 3,000 reflecting professional interest in the population field. Members receive Demography, the bi-monthly journal of the Association, and PAA Affairs, the quarterly on-line newsletter.
The Population Association of America (PAA) was conceived on December 15th, 1930 at a meeting in the office of Henry Pratt Fairchild at New York University. The PAA was an offshoot of the American National Committee of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) which had been formed in 1927 with Raymond Pearl of The Johns Hopkins University as its first President.
For more information:
- “Demography Destinies” — PAA Oral History Project
- Annual Meeting History — This brief history documents PAA Annual Meeting statistics dating back to the 1st Annual Meeting at the New York City Town Hall held in 1930.
Membership in the Population Association of America (PAA) commits members to conducting research and all other professional activities in a manner consistent with United States laws and regulations at both the federal and state levels, as well as with accepted ethical standards.
The Population Association of America does not prescribe specific ethical standards but expects that its members maintain familiarity with ethical principles and actively seek to identify and address any ethical issues that may arise in the course of their professional activities. To assist members in this endeavor, the PAA wishes to draw their attention to the codes of ethics and statements of ethical principles developed by sister professional associations. The PAA encourages members to draw from these documents and from appropriate expertise the guidance required to make decisions involving ethical considerations.
- American Anthropological Association
Code of Ethics
- American Association for Public Opinion Research
Code of Professional Ethics and Practices
- American Sociological Association
Code of Ethics
- American Statistical Association
Ethical Guidelines for Statistical Practice
- Association for Computing Machinery
Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
- International Statistical Institute
Declaration of Professional Ethics