Award Criteria and Past Recipients: Robert J. Lapham Award

First granted in 1989, the Robert J. Lapham Award is given biennially in recognition of contributions that blend research with the application of demographic knowledge to policy issues. The recipient may be a particularly noteworthy individual who is not a member of PAA. Contributions to population research may be works of original research or efforts that increase our knowledge of population processes by enabling others to conduct research. Examples of the latter would be directing population surveys, creating a statistical system, or administering a program to facilitate demographic research. Application of population knowledge to improve the human condition may be contributions to public policy, education, or program development. Service to the profession may be building institutions within the profession, or service that advances the interests of the profession.

The award consists of a certificate and a cash award.  To nominate someone for this award the name of the nominee, a brief description of his or her contributions in a nominating letter, and a copy of the nominee’s vitae should be sent, no later than December 31, 2016 to Mary Beth Ofstedal, University of Michigan.

Past recipients are:

2017

Cheikh Mbacke

2015

Wendy Baldwin

2013

Paul R. Voss

2011

Barbara Boyle Torrey

2009

Christine A. Bachrach

2007

Richard M. Suzman

2005

Robert Michael

2003

Frank Mott
Steven Ruggles

2001

Reynolds Farley

1999

Amy O. Tsui

1997

John P. Bongaarts

1995

Donald Bogue

1993

Parker Mauldin

1991

Conrad Taeuber

1989

Albert Hermalin