PAA is a non-profit, scientific, professional organization that promotes research on population issues.



Founded in 1931, PAA membership has increased from 1,300 in 1965 to nearly 3,000 today, reflecting the growing interest in the population field.

2015 Membership Categories

New and renewing members who select online access to Demography will have their membership fee reduced by $20 (the cost of the print version of the journal that PAA would otherwise incur). The discount applies to member categories eligible for the print version of the journal: regular, emeritus, student and organizational members.

The discounted annual membership rates are $109 for regular members, $66 for emeritus, $34 for students and $323 for organizational members. The multi-year membership rate with online access is $109 for the first year and $104 for subsequent years. Renewing members can opt out of the print version by notifying Lois Brown, Member Services Department at (301) 363-2295 or email before completing their membership renewal.

For details, see the membership application.

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Membership Benefits

Membership in PAA offers these exclusive benefits:


PAA publications keep members informed about important issues in the scientific study of the population.

Annual Meeting

The PAA Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for the presentation of scientific papers to a peer audience. Other activities include workshops, roundtable discussions, an exhibition of population related publications, software, products and services.

Directory of Members

PAA Members have access to the on-line Directory of Members, a searchable database containing names, institutional affiliation, contact information, and area of specialization.


Members are encouraged to become active in one of the PAA committees involved with the Annual Meeting, publications, membership, finance, awards, population statistics, international outreach or applied demography.