Award Criteria and Past Recipients: Irene B. Taeuber Award

Irene Taeuber was President of the Population Association of America (1953-54) and Vice-President of the IUSSP (1961-62). She was the first woman elected to both positions. Her scholarly production includes sixteen books and monographs and some 250 articles. Her magnum opus was The Population of Japan published in 1958. For more than 20 years, she also prepared the annotated bibliographies published in Population Index. She did much to bring an international and comparative perspective to the emerging discipline of demography. Her scholarly work covered more than a dozen countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and North America, and in Oceania.

The Irene B. Taeuber award is presented in recognition of an unusually original or important contribution to the scientific study of population, or for an accumulated record of exceptionally sound and innovative research. It is presented every other year at the annual meeting of the Association and consists of a cash award and a certificate. The next award will be presented on April 28, 2017 at the meeting in Chicago. Nominations for the 2017 award should include a one-page summary of the nominee’s contributions and accomplishments; a selected list of the important demographic positions the nominee has held, and his or her most significant publications or presentations (no longer than one page). Nominations should be submitted by e-mail no later than December 31, 2016 to chair Doug Massey, Princeton University.

This biennial award is jointly sponsored by PAA and the Office of Population Research, Princeton University. It is given in recognition of either an unusually original or important contribution to the scientific study of population or an accumulated record of exceptionally sound and innovative research. Recipients are:

2015

Peter F. McDonald
Sara S. McLanahan

2013

Douglas S. Massey

2011

Arland Thornton

2009

Andrew J. Cherlin

2007

T. Paul Schultz

2005

Susan Cotts Watkins

2003

Ron J. Lesthaeghe

2001

James W. Vaupel

1999

Ronald D. Lee

1997

Gary S. Becker

1995

Charles F. Westoff

1993

Richard Easterlin

1991

Otis Dudley Duncan

1989

Ansley J. Coale

1987

Norman B. Ryder

1985

John C. Caldwell

1983

Samuel Preston

1981

Ronald Freedman

1979

Kingsley Davis

1977

Louis Henry