The Journal of Economic Inequality provides a forum for analysis and measurement of economic and social inequalities, using theoretical and empirical approaches. Among the topics considered are: differences within and between countries, and globally; inequalities of outcome and of opportunity, poverty, and mobility; univariate and multivariate approaches; differences between socioeconomic groups; the factor distribution of income; related statistical and data issues, and policy analysis.

Officially cited as: J Econ Inequal

  • Provides a forum for analysis of economic inequality
  • Considers uni- and multidimensional measures of "well-being", from cross-sectional and longitudinal perspectives
  • Examines living standards, inequality, and poverty, within and between countries, globally, and their trends over time

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Frank Cowell
Associate Editors
  • Cecilia García-Peñalosa,
  • Markus Jäntti,
  • Guillermo Cruces,
  • Koen Decancq,
  • Paul Makdissi,
  • Andreas Peichl,
  • Daniel Waldenström,
  • Phillippe Van Kerm
Founding Editor
  • Jacques Silber
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1.333 (2018)
Impact factor
1.891 (2018)
Five year impact factor
75 days
Submission to first decision
32 days
Acceptance to publication
30,467 (2018)
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1573-8701
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1569-1721
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