Award Criteria and Past Recipients: Dorothy S. Thomas Award

Pre or postdoctoral students are invited to submit papers for the 2017 Dorothy S. Thomas Award competition. The Award has been established by the Population Association of America (PAA) in honor of Dorothy S. Thomas and is presented annually for the best graduate student paper on the interrelationships among social, economic and demographic variables. The Award consists of a cash prize and a certificate to be presented on April 28 during the PAA Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Eligibility: The research must be undertaken while the author is a pre-doctoral student in an accredited graduate program. The paper must have both theoretical and empirical aspects. Two or more students may share the award for a collaborative study, but a paper jointly authored by a student and a member of the faculty is not eligible. An individual is eligible for one year following completion of the study. Published papers are acceptable. Recipients of the Ph.D. prior to December 1, 2015 and previous winners of the award are not eligible.

Length: The paper should be journal length; 12,000 words (including main text, references, end/footnotes, and appendix text) and 10 tables and graphs (combined, including appendices). Papers that exceed this limit will not be considered.

Submission Procedures: The deadline for receipt of submission is December 31, 2016. Students should email the paper and a letter from their research advisor confirming eligibility by email to the committee chair, Jeffrey Passel (Pew Research Center). The Committee reserves the right to withhold the award if it decides that no suitable paper was submitted.

Past recipients are:

2016

Jason Kerwin

2015

Olga Malkova

2014

J. M. Ian Salas

2013

Deirdre Bloome
Christopher M. Muller

2012

Gil Shapira

2011

Michal Engelman

2010

Margaret Gough
Alexandra Killewald

2009

Yan Yu

2008

Christopher Wildeman

2007

Amy Hsin

2006

Kate W. Strully

2005

Jason Fletcher

2004

Amelie Quesnel-Vallee

2003

Sarah Burgard

2002

Adrianna Lleras-Muny

2001

J. David Hacker

2000

Theodore Mouw

1999

Kelly A. Musick

1998

Marin Clarkberg

1997

John Iceland
Heather Koball

1996

Clea Sucoff

1995

Narayan Sastry

1994

Parfait M. Eloundou-Enyegue
Zai Liang

1993

Elizabeth Frankenberg

1992

Martin Brockerhoff

1991

Deborah A. Cobb-Clark

1990

Rebecca L. Clark

1989

Jane E. Miller
Andrew R. Morrison

1988

Jane Mauldon

1987

Andrew Foster
Zeng Yi

1986

Rachel Connelly
Arline T. Geronimus

1985

Sherrie Kossoudji
Insan Tunali

1984

Patrick Galloway

1983

David A. Lam

1982

Mary Kay Falconer
Peter A. Rog

1981

S. S. Halli
Frank Trovato

1980

Joan M. Herold