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PAA 2021 is Going Virtual!

With all the uncertainty in the world, there is one thing we are sure about: PAA 2021 is happening! We will have a full scientific meeting next spring and look forward to reconnecting with the PAA community and learning about all of the exciting new population research underway. Please mark the...

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U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2021 Funding Recommendations and Praises Population Research

Agency President’s Request House Recommendation Senate Recommendation PAA Recommendation National Institutes of Health $38 billion $46.9 billion $43.6 billion $44.7 billion National Center for Health Statistics ...

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PAA Responds to Trump Executive Order Banning Promotion of Structural Racism/Sexism in Federally Funded Training Programs

On September 22, President Trump issued an executive order (EO) to “combat offensive and anti-American race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating.” The order expands on a recent memorandum from the White House Office of Management and Budget that required federal agencies to cease funding for...

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PAA Response to International Student Visa Proposed Changes

PAA and APC wrote a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement regarding our concerns over a proposed rule recently issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), “Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students,...

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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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America’s Rising Diversity and the Changing Demographics of Presidential Politics

On October 8, PAA member Dr. William Frey , Brookings Institution and University of Michigan, presented a webinar, “America’s Rising Diversity and The Changing Demographics of Presidential Politics,” to staff at the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The webinar was attended by 242 GAO...

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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...

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Thank You for Your Action on COVID & Census

Thank you, PAA Members, for your action on COVID relief funding and Census issues. This summer PAA issued three action alerts and more than 1,100 PAA members responded with action sending over 2,456 messages (these alerts only targeted members of the Senate). The most recent alert focused on...

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Demography to Become a Platinum Open Access Journal

PAA flagship journal joins Duke University Press for new model Demography , the flagship journal of the Population Association of America (PAA), will become a platinum open access journal in 2021 as it joins the Duke University Press (DUP) journals publishing program. DUP was selected...

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