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NCHS Announces New Policy Regarding RDC Data Access

On Friday, May 28, during a meeting of the executive committee of the Federal Statistical Research Data Centers (FSRDCs), senior officials from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) announced an important policy change. Effective immediately, NCHS will make most of its data...

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PAA Members Urged to Respond: Privacy Protection Demonstration Data Release

On April 28, the U.S. Census Bureau released a new set of “demonstration data” to help the data user community evaluate the latest update to the new Disclosure Avoidance System to enhance protection of 2020 Census redistricting. The demonstration data use previously released 2010 Census data...

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Letter in Support of Funding Census Bureau in FY 2022

On behalf of The Census Project (www.thecensusproject.org), a broad-based coalition of business, civic, human services, state and local government, and academic groups committed to supporting the U.S. Census Bureau’s mission to produce full, fair, complete, and accurate data, including data from...

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Census Bureau Releases 2020 Census Apportionment Data

On April 26, the U.S. Census Bureau announced the first major results from the 2020 Census — state population counts used to apportion se ats in the U.S. House of Representatives. The results included the following: The resident U.S. population (as of April 1, 2020) is 331,449,281...

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Letter to President-Elect Biden Transition Team

PAA and APC have sent a letter to the Biden transition team regarding our priorities for the next Administration. This letter includes several sections including: Supporting the Population Sciences in the First 100 Days Recommendations for Agencies Supporting the Population Sciences ...

PAA APC Biden transition team letter 12-20.pdf

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Statement Regarding Supreme Court Ruling on 2020 Census

As the presidents of the Population Association of America (PAA) and the Association of Population Centers (APC), which together represent over 3,000 population scientists (i.e. demographers, economists, and sociologists), in the private, public, and academic sectors, we are disheartened by...

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Statement Regarding Supreme Court Ruling on 2020 Census

October 14, 2020 -- As the presidents of the Population Association of America (PAA) and the Association of Population Centers (APC), which together represent over 3,000 population scientists (i.e. demographers, economists, and sociologists), in the private, public, and academic sectors, we are...

statement on 2020 Census SCOTUS decision 10-14-20.pdf

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PAA Urges U.S. Commerce Secretary to Protect Census Data Confidentiality

December 12, 2018 We are writing to you as representatives of organizations whose members include census data users from the public, private, and academic sectors to communicate our interest in protecting census data confidentiality. As you know, internal Department of Justice (DoJ)...

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Letter to Sec. Ross on Census Bureau Political Appointees

The presidents of PAA, American Statistical Association, and Association of Population have sent the US Department of Commerce Secretary Ross the following letter about the concerns regarding the recent installation of political appointees in the Office of the Director at the U.S. Census Bureau....

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Letter to Sec. Ross on Census Bureau Political Appointees

We send Secretary Ross the attached letter on behalf of the presidents of the Population Association of America, American Statistical Association, and Association of Population Centers. Thank you for considering our views, and the request to discuss further, our concerns regarding the recent...

Ross_SeptemberPAA_ASA FINAL 9-20.pdf

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