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Medicine | Aims and Scope: The Journal of Economic Inequality

Aims and Scope: The Journal of Economic Inequality

The Journal of Economic Inequality provides a forum for analysis of "economic inequality", broadly defined. Its scope includes:


·         Theoretical and empirical analysis

·         Monetary measures of 'well-being' such as earnings, income, consumption, and wealth; non-monetary measures such as educational achievement and health and health care; multidimensional measures

·         Inequality and poverty within and between countries, and globally, and their trends over time

·         Inequalities of opportunity

·         Income mobility and poverty persistence

·         The factor distribution of income

·         Differences in 'well-being' between socioeconomic groups, for example between men and women, generations, or ethnic groups

·         The effects of inequality on macroeconomic and other phenomena, and vice versa

·         Related statistical methods and data issues

·         Related policy analysis


Papers need to prioritize the "economic inequality" dimension. For example, papers about trade and inequality, or inequality and growth, should not primarily be about trade or growth (in which case they should target a different journal). The same is true for papers considering the inter-relationships between the income distribution and the labour market, public policy, or demography.


Officially cited as: J Econ Inequal