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McLanahan elected to lead Population Association of America

Sara McLanahan , professor of sociology and public affairs , has been elected president of the Population Association of America .

She will serve as president-elect during 2003 and as president in 2004. Part of her responsibilities will include organizing the program and presenting a presidential address at the spring meetings in 2004.

The Population Association of America is a nonprofit, scientific, professional organization established to promote the improvement, advancement and progress of the human race through research of problems related to human population. Its 3,000 members include demographers, sociologists, economists, public health professionals and other individuals interested in research and education in the population field.

McLanahan, who previously served on the board of the Population Association of America, directs the Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and is an associate of the Office of Population Research at Princeton. Her research interests include family demography, stratification and social policy. She teaches courses on poverty and family policy.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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