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PAA Signs Letter to NIH Regarding New Clinical Trial Definition

PAA signed an October 3 letter to the Deputy Director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Tabak, urging the agency to work with the research community to address the expansive reach of the agency’s ....

U.S. Senate Passes Bill to Fund National Institutes of Health in Fiscal Year 2019

PAA applauds action the United States Senate took on September 18 to pass a bill that will fund critical federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, in fiscal year 2019. Learn more about the....

PAA Joins Other National Organizations Opposing ERS Reorganization

PAA is pleased to join other national and state organizations in opposing the realignment of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service. In August, PAA signed letters to key members of Congress on the....

U.S. Senate Praises NIH Population Research Programs in Key 2019 Funding Bill

On June 28, 2018, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations approved its version of the Fiscal Year 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations bill. In a report accompanying the bill, the Committee....

PAA and Others File Amicus Brief Objecting to Inclusion of Citizenship Question in the 2020 Census

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS RELEASE   Leading science groups say citizenship question will damage the scientific integrity of the U.S. Census (November 2, 2018) –The American Sociological Association, the American Statistical Association, and the Population....

Call for Nominations – PAA2019

Awards will be presented on April 12, 2019 at the PAA Annual Meeting in Austin, TX.  Winners receive cash prize and a plaque.  All Nominations are due by January 31, 2019. Nominations are invited for....

PAA Announces New Editor for Demography

Dr. Mark D. Hayward, faculty at The University of Texas at Austin, was recently approved as the editor of the journal Demography by the Population Association of America’s (PAA) Board of Directors.  He will serve....

PAA President and President-Elect Keynote Speakers at Popdays 2019

Call for Papers Giornate di Studio sulla Popolazione – Popdays 2019 (13th Edition) Bocconi University, Milan, 24‐26th January 2019 Keynote speakers in collaboration with the Population Association of America: John Casterline and Wendy Manning The....

PAA Announces New Editor for Demography

Dr. Mark D. Hayward, faculty at The University of Texas at Austin, was recently approved as the editor of the journal Demography by the Population Association of America’s (PAA) Board of Directors.  He will serve....

Healthy Grandparenthood: How Long Is It, and How Has It Changed?

Healthy grandparenthood represents the period of overlap during which grandparents and grandchildren can build relationships, and grandparents can make intergenerational transfers to younger kin. The health of grandparents has important implications for upward and downward....

The Life Course, Cohort Dynamics, and International Differences in Aging Trajectories

In recent years, population health research has focused on understanding the determinants of later-life health. Two strands of that work have focused on (1) international comparisons of later-life health and (2) assessing the early-life origins....

A Flexible Bayesian Model for Estimating Subnational Mortality

Reliable subnational mortality estimates are essential in the study of health inequalities within a country. One of the difficulties in producing such estimates is the presence of small populations among which the stochastic variation in....

The Methuselah Effect: The Pernicious Impact of Unreported Deaths on Old-Age Mortality Estimates

We examine inferences about old-age mortality that arise when researchers use survey data matched to death records. We show that even small rates of failure to match respondents can lead to substantial bias in the....

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PAA seeks to promote scientific excellence, nurture the growth of population science through graduate training, and expand the reach and relevance of demographic research. In recognition of this important work, five major foundations have awarded the PAA with grants totaling $1,000,000 with the expectation that the membership will match these contributions.

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PopDays 2019

Jan 26, 2019

The Italian Association for Population Studies (Sis‐Aisp) invites submissions to the next Giornate di Studio sulla Popolazione (Popdays 2019), a general scientific conference, aimed at promoting the study and the discussion of population research. The....

Second Biennial Population and Public Policy Conference

Feb 9, 2019Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

PAA 2019 Annual Meeting

Apr 13, 2019JW Marriott Austin


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Kristin Turney

Kristin Turney

Kristin Turney is one of four William T. Grant Scholars who have been awarded grants to support their development as mentors to junior colleagues. The Scholars will mentor promising post-doctoral fellows in enhancing their methodological skills, publication records, and career networks.

The Scholars mentoring grant is designed to help William T. Grant Scholars hone their skills and abilities as mentors and help researchers of color reach higher levels on the career ladder. The award encourages Scholars to be strong mentors attuned to the career development challenges disproportionately faced by their junior colleagues of color. Read more.