PAA Membership

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.  By becoming a PAA member, you receive critical benefits that boost your career and support the population research community.

Benefits of Membership

Demographers and population research scientists who are PAA members have access to the following benefits:

Publications
PAA publications keep members informed about important issues in the scientific study of the population. Our flagship journal is Demography, a quarterly scientific journal which includes research conducted in several disciplines including the social sciences, geography, history, biology, statistics, business, epidemiology and public health. Our well-liked member newsletter is PAA Affairs which reports the activities of the Association, events of professional interest and employment opportunities. Finally, the PAA Committee on Applied Demography publishes the Applied Demography Newsletter which includes articles of interest to state, local and business demographers.

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, and an exhibition of population related publications, software, products and services. PAA’s next Annual Meeting will be held April 27-29, 2017 in Chicago, IL.  PAA members receive discounts on registration, exhibit space, and unique opportunities to present their work and publications.

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

Committees
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.

Membership Categories

There are several categories of membership.  All categories have voting rights in PAA elections and access to the benefits described above.  Details are below:

Regular | Join Now
For those engaged or who support the work of demography and population research.  Regular members can join for one, two, or three year terms.  You have the option of selecting to receive a print subscription to Demography or online access.  Those choosing online access will receive $20 per year discount on their membership.

Student|  Join Now
All currently enrolled full-time students are eligible for a student membership. You have the option of selecting to receive a print subscription to Demography or online access.  Those choosing online access will receive $20 per year discount on their membership.

Emeritus | Join Now
Those who have paid membership dues for 15 years and are retired from full time employment are eligible for Emeritus membership. You have the option of selecting to receive a print subscription to Demography or online access.  Those choosing online access will receive $20 per year discount on their membership.

Citizen/Resident of a Low-Income Country | Join Now
Citizens or residents of low-income countries are eligible for membership at a discounted rate.  Membership dues may not be paid by a grant and the applicant may not receive an international salary.  Members of this type receive a online access to Demography.

Don’t wait, join now and share in a unique opportunity for professional growth and interaction with colleagues.

How to Join PAA

All business transactions with PAA take place on PAA Online.  To join PAA, simply click the Join Now link after one of the member types above.