Sunday, May 27, 2012

Population Association of America 2012

The annual PAA conference took place recently in San Francisco. This is comparable in size and scope to the AEA and is mainly focused on demography but also covers research in economics, ageing, and development (amongst others). Over 200 sessions were organised, the topics being:

Fertility, Family Planning, Sexual Behaviour, and Reproductive Health
Marriage, Family, Households, and Unions
Children and Youth
Health and Mortality
Race, Ethnicity, and Gender
Migration and Urbanization
Economy, Labour Force, Education, and Inequality
Population, Development, and Environment
Population and Aging
Data and Methods
Applied Demography

All papers are available for download on the PAA website.

Some highlights:

The Economics of Fertility
New Evidence on School Reforms and Child Outcomes
Longevity and Life Expectancy

There were two sessions chaired by Richard Easterlin:

Happiness and Economic and Social Well-Being
Happiness in International Perspective

1 comment:

Liam Delaney said...

Some great sessions there. Thanks for posting Mark.