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Congressional Briefing: Demographic Insights into COVID-19

On April 23, the Population Association of America (PAA) sponsored its first (virtual) congressional briefing of 2021. The briefing, “Living, Working, Dying: Demographic Insights into COVID-19,” featured the work of four population scientists : Dr. Noreen Goldman, Princeton University; Dr....

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2020 Census in the Pandemic Briefing Offers a Dose of Reality

July 9, 2020—Disruptions stemming from the coronavirus pandemic have forced the Census Bureau to adapt to rapidly changing conditions, making counting certain segments of the population more challenging, including college students and American Indians/Alaska Natives. This was the central take...

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Briefing Examines the Seen and Unseen Costs of Incarceration

Crime, the saying goes, does not pay. Yet neither does incarceration, according to research presented by Dr. Jeffrey Morenoff (U. of Michigan) and Dr. Sam Norris (U. Chicago) at a recent congressional briefing. The briefing, “Cost and Effect: Measuring the Impact of Incarceration on Individuals,...


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Drawing a Line: How We Measure Poverty and Why it Matters

On July 23, over one hundred congressional staffers took a break from the summer heat to attend PAA's Capital Hill briefing, and ice cream social, "Drawing a Line: How We Measured Poverty and Why it Matters." The briefing featured presentations regarding the practical and policy implications of...


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Immigration Trends Highlighted at PAA Congressional Briefing

According to the nation’s top federal immigration statistics official, briefing a packed Capitol Hill audience on March 28, 2019, legal immigration has increased dramatically over the past 50 years, while unlawful entries at the nation’s Southwest border have fallen exponentially since 2000....


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Briefing Examines Changes in Adult Mortality in the U.S.

A standing-room-only crowd gathered on Capitol Hill on Monday, April 9, 2018, to hear the latest findings on trends in Adult Mortality—trends that include reversals in life expectancy, stark regional differences and widening gaps among certain groups. The briefing, titled Grave Consequences:...


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Immigration Trends Highlighted at PAA Congressional Briefing

According to the nation’s top federal immigration statistics official, briefing a packed Capitol Hill audience on March 28, 2019, legal immigration has increased dramatically over the past 50 years, while unlawful entries at the nation’s Southwest border have fallen exponentially since 2000....


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Congressional Briefing Spotlights How the Census Undercounts Young Children

In 2010, one out of every ten American children under the age of 5 was overlooked, missed, uncounted in the decennial Census. That was the sobering finding offered by experts from both inside and outside of government at an October 30, 2017 hearing on Capitol Hill entitled, “Making Sure Kids...


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PAA Members Discuss Rural Demographic Trends at Congressional Briefing

Small Towns/Big Changes: the Shifting Demographics of Rural America At an April 3, 2017 congressional briefing sponsored by PAA entitled Small Towns/Big Changes: the Shifting Demographics of Rural America, the findings presented to the standing-room-only audience served to validate some...


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Congressional Briefing Showcased American Time Use Survey

On May 2, 2016, the Population Association of America (PAA) sponsored a congressional briefing, “Where Does the Time Go? Understanding Overwhelmed Working Families through the American Time Use Survey.” The event was organized with support from Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and cosponsored...