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Call for Papers Now Available

We welcome your submissions for the PAA 2022 Annual Meeting! View the Call for Papers . We look forward to a full and rigorous scientific conference in person next spring. Please note a few important items: All accepted presenters will be required to pre-register for the conference by...

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Congress Takes Important Action to Advance Fiscal Year 2022 Funding Bills

On July 15, the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee passed and reported to the full House two appropriations measures important to the Population Association of America (PAA) and Association of Population Centers (APC). Together, the Labor, Health and Human Services and...

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U.S. House of Representatives Praises NIH Population Research Activities

On July 15, the U.S. House of Representatives reported the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education bill and its accompanying report . The report included provisions that the Population Association of America (PAA) proposed regarding population research activities...

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House Approves NSF Reauthorization Bill

On Monday, June 28, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2225, the NSF for the Future Act (NSFFA) of 2021, with a strong bipartisan vote of 345-67. Democrats were unanimous in voting in favor of the bill. Among Republicans, two-thirds of those voting supported the measure while one...

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National Science Foundation Focus of Legislative Activity in Congress

In the first half of the first half of the 117 th Congress, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has emerged as a major priority, with bills in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate as well as the President’s FY 2022 budget request envisioning an expanded, better resourced NSF. ...

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Biden Administration Releases Full Details of Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

On May 28, President Biden released the remaining details of his Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 proposed budget . The budget proposes $1.5 trillion in discretionary spending, including increases for the Department of Education and Department of Health and Human Services, and non-defense...

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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 2021 Recap and Reflections

by Robert A. Hummer & Marcy Carlson, Program Co-Chairs We are very pleased (and relieved) to report that PAA 2021 was a resounding success! Of course, when we were elected to serve as President and Vice-President of PAA, respectively, we never envisioned we would be organizing a virtual...


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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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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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