|Type||Non-profit academic society|
|John Casterline (2019)|
|Website||PAA Official website|
The Population Association of America (PAA) is a non-profit scientific professional association dedicated to the study of issues related to population and demography.
According to the website of the History Committee of the Population Association of America, the PAA was conceived on December 15, 1930 at a meeting in the office of Henry Pratt Fairchild at New York University. It was an offshoot of the American National Committee of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) which had been formed in 1927 with Raymond Pearl of Johns Hopkins University as its first President.The History Committee identifies the following events in the timeline prior to the founding of PAA that were relevant to founding PAA:
The flagship journal of the PAA, called Demography , is a bi-monthly journal published by Springer and was founded in 1964.It is one of the world's leading journals on issues related to population and demographic trends.
The Irene B. Taeuber Award for research achievements of the Population Association of America is named after Irene Barnes Taeuber.
The PAA holds an annual meeting every March/April where people present research and data on population trends.
The PAA held its first annual meeting on April 22–23, 1932, in New York City.Since then, annual meetings have been held every year except the year 1938 and the years 1943, 1944, and 1945 (the latter three due to the United States' involvement in World War II). Initially, PAA Annual Meetings were held in New York City and nearby East Coast cities, due to the concentration of population researchers and policymakers in that area. The first meeting outside the eastern U.S. time zone was held in Chicago in 1958. Since then, conferences have been held in numerous locations across the United States ranging from Dallas and Miami to Minneapolis, and also in some cities in Canada such as Montreal and Toronto. The Annual Meetings for 2011, 2012, and 2013 were held in Washington D.C., San Francisco, and New Orleans respectively. The annual meeting website is maintained in collaboration with Princeton University. The Pew Research Center is among the many demography-related research groups that sends many papers and posters to this conference. Some of the PAA's Annual Meetings and additional meetings have been held in collaboration with other professional associations such as the American Statistical Association (1933, 1950), American Philosophical Society (1938), National Economic and Social Planning Association (1939), and American Sociology Association (1967).
The PAA has also sponsored other population-related conferences, such as the 1935 Conference on Population Estimates that Eleanor Roosevelt attendedand the 2013 conference Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences held at the University of Colorado.
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PAA allows people to become members for a fee depending on their status and location. Members get PAA publications including the bi-monthly journal Demography and they can attend the PAA Annual Meeting. As of 2013, there were about 3,000 members.
The PAA is a partner in the Science and Technology Fellowship Program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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Grove City College (GCC) is a private Christian liberal arts college in Grove City, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1876 as a normal school, the college emphasizes a humanities core curriculum and offers 60 majors and 6 pre-professional programs with undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts, sciences, business, education, engineering, and music. Though once associated with the Presbyterian Church, the college is now non-denominational.
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Ayman Zohry is a demographer/geographer and expert on migration studies based in Cairo, Egypt. He was born in Souhag, Egypt. Zohry received his Ph.D. from the University of Sussex in 2002. He is a leading researcher in the field of migration studies in Egypt with a special focus on irregular migration.
James W. Vaupel, is an American scientist in the fields of aging research, biodemography, and formal demography. He has been instrumental in developing and advancing the idea of the plasticity of longevity, and pioneered research on the heterogeneity of mortality risks and on the deceleration of death rates at the highest ages.
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Ronald Freedman was an international demographer and founder of the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan. He led pioneering survey research on fertility in Asia. Born in Winnipeg, Canada, Freedman grew up in Waukegan, Illinois. He received a BA in history and economics from the University of Michigan in 1939, and a master's degree in sociology in 1940. At the University of Chicago he completed prelims for his PhD in sociology before joining the U.S. Army in 1942 to serve in the Air Corps Weather Service.
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Wolfgang Lutz is an Austrian demographer specializing in demographic analysis and population projection. He founded the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital in 2010 - a collaboration between IIASA, the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the WU-Vienna University of Economics and Business. In October 1985 he joined IIASA to lead the World Population Program. He has been director of VID since 2002 as well as a Full Professor of Applied Statistics (part-time) at Vienna University since 2008. He also holds the position of Professorial Research Fellow at the Oxford Martin School for 21st Century Studies.
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Ann Ratner Miller was an American sociologist and demographer in the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, described as "a pioneer in the study of human migration and patterns of labor force participation", "part of the first generation of demographers that assembled and analyzed census data to undertake the first systematic study of internal migration within the United States".
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Cheikh Seydil Moctar Mbacké is a Senegalese statistician. He is a research fellow in the Center for Research on Applied Economics and Finance at the Université de Thiès in Senegal. He works in international development, with a particular focus on population and health research in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mbacke was elected a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in 2018.
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Mercedes B. Concepcion is a Filipino social scientist who was named a National Scientist of the Philippines in 2010. Concepcion was also dubbed the "Mother of Asian Demography" because of her contributions in population studies and policy within the region. In 2002, she was named the "First Filipino Demographer" by the Philippine American Foundation. A few years later, she won the 2005 United Nations Population Award for her outstanding work in population studies on social and economic development, urbanization, and public health and welfare. Concepcion is currently the Vice President of the Executive Council of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and is a Trustee for both the Philippine Center for Population and Development (PCPD) and Foundation for Adolescent Development, among several other roles.