Population Association of America 2024 Annual Meeting (PAA 2024)

April 17–20, 2024

Columbus, Ohio, USA

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The Population Association of America’s annual meeting is the premier conference of demographers and social and health scientists from the United States and abroad.


The Population Council’s Population, Environmental Risks, and the Climate Crisis (PERCC) Initiative will kick-off the Council’s presence at PAA 2024 on 16 April by hosting a panel discussion, “Pathways to Climate Justice: In and Through Research,” to discuss the pursuit of justice in the face of climate and environmental changes. Council researchers will continue to give several oral presentations throughout the conference, and Thoai Ngo will be the speaker for the Special Presidential Plenary, “How the Reproductive Justice Movement Can Inform Demographic Research” on 19 April.


Please also come by our booth, #113, in the exhibition area to learn the latest about the Council’s research activities and initiatives.

Sessions & Speakers

  1. Tuesday 04/16

      Member Initiated Meeting | 4:00 – 5:30 PM | Harrison Room

      Pathways to Climate Justice: In and Through Research

      Climate change is inherently unequal, disproportionately affecting communities that have contributed the least to global emissions. Climate change also exacerbates existing inequities created by historical systemic forces of exclusion, while also creating new inequities and challenges. Mitigation and adaptation policies must address these dynamics in equitable, inclusive ways to be successful.


      How can we drive the promotion of equitable policies and practices both in and through research? The Population Council’s Population, Environmental Risks, and the Climate Crisis (PERCC) Initiative invites PAA 2024 participants to join a panel discussion to discuss the pursuit of justice in the face of climate and environmental changes. In this conversation, we will engage leading researchers working to unpack the intersectional impacts of the climate crisis in a discussion touching on designing policy relevant climate justice research questions, developing equitable research practices to engage impacted communities, and fostering relationships with decision-makers to influence equitable programs and policies.


      Our panelists bring expertise from global demographic research analyses of climate and population dynamics (Raya Muttarak), climate and migration linkages (Susana Beatriz Adamo), and climate adaptation and sexual and reproductive health program integrations and opportunities (Samuel Sellers). The Population Council’s Thoai Ngo will moderate the discussion and Jack DeWaard will provide remarks.


      Please join us for networking over food and drinks during the last 30 minutes of the event.


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    • Thursday 04/18

        Oral Presentation | 8:00 – 9:15 AM | Union E

        Session Title: Contemporary Research on Migration


        The Migration Intersections Grid (MIG): An organizing framework for migration research in and through the 21st century

        Jack DeWaard (Presenter), Amina Maharjan, Angel del Valle, Annabel Erulkar, Arabinda Mishra, Catherine Steidl, Chandnil Singh, Fernando Riosmena, Gabriela Pinillos, Guy Abel, Jasmine Ha, Katharine Donato, Nyovani Madise, Raphael Nawrotzki, Rene Nevarez, Robert Mcleman, and Salma Hussein



          Oral Presentation | 8:00 – 9:15 AM | Franklin B

          Environmental/Climate Change, Natural Disaster, and the Well-being of Children and Youth


          Climate Hazards and the Experience of Violence Within the Home Environment Amongst Adolescents and Young Adults in Mexico: a Propensity Score Matching Analysis

          R. Regules Garcia (Presenter), A. Escoto Castillo, A. Gómez Ugarte, J. Pinchoff

            Oral Presentation | 9:30 – 10:45 AM | Union D

            Session Title: Historical Structural Racism and Minority Health Disparities


            Flows of Legacy: Black-white inequality in premature mortality and migration flows from slave-dependent countries

            Heather O’Connell (Presenter), Adrian Haws, Ryan Gabriel, Katherine Curtis, Jack DeWaard, and Joseph Price

              Flash | 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM | Taft D

              Session Title: Climate Change and Population Health in Low-Income Settings


              Addressing the Impacts of Environmental Climate Risks on Equitable Demography Research

              Samuel Sellers (Presenter), Jessie Pinchoff, Ricardo Regules García, Nahla Abdel-Tawab, Corinne White, Arabinda Mishra, and Jack DeWaard, Thoai Ngo

            • Friday 04/19

                Invited Session | 9:30 – 10:45 AM | Marion

                Publishing Demographic Research: Meet the Editors Session


                Hear from and meet the editors from the Council’s Population and Development Review Journal, Raya Muttarak and Josh Wilde.

                  Plenary | 12:30 – 1:30 PM | Franklin B&C

                  How the Reproductive Justice Movement Can Inform Demographic Research

                  Thoai Ngo


                    Poster | 1:30 – 3:00 PM | Regency Ballroom

                    Session Title: Fertility, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health

                    Are There Any Prospects of Fertility Decline in Pakistan? A Cohort Analysis of Childbearing Desires and Goals

                    Saima Bashir

                  • Saturday 04/20

                      Oral Presentation | 10:30 – 11:45 AM | Franklin B

                      Session Title: Migration in Response to Climate Hazards


                      Internal Migration as Climate Adaptation: A gravity model approach in 13 countries

                      Rene Nevarez (Presenter), Jessie Pinchoff, Sarah LaPointe, and Jack DeWaard

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