The Journal of Population Economics is an international quarterly that publishes original theoretical and applied research in all areas of population economics.

Micro-level topics examine individual, household or family behavior, including household formation, marriage, divorce, fertility choices, education, labor supply, migration, health, risky behavior and aging. Macro-level investigations may address such issues as economic growth with exogenous or endogenous population evolution, population policy, savings and pensions, social security, housing, and health care.

The journal also features research into economic approaches to human biology, the relationship between population dynamics and public choice, and the impact of population on the distribution of income and wealth. Lastly, readers will find papers dealing with policy issues and development problems that are relevant to population issues.

The journal is published in collaboration with POP at UNU-MERIT, the Global Labor Organization (GLO) and the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE).

UNU-MERIT Journal Website: http://pop.merit.unu.edu/jpop/

Officially cited as: J Popul Econ

Journal Impact Factor 2018: 1.259
5-year Impact Factor: 2.072


Factor (RePEc): 15.432 (June 2020)
Rank 255 of 4918 ranks listed in RePEc

  • Examines research in all areas of population economics
  • Addresses micro-level topics, including household formation and fertility choices, and macro-level topics such as economic growth with exogenous or endogenous population evolution
  • Features research into economic approaches to human biology, the relationship between population dynamics and public choice, and the impact of population on the distribution of income and wealth
  • The journal is published in collaboration with POP at UNU-MERIT, the Global Labor Organization (GLO) and the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE)
  • 100% of authors reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

Journal information

Editor-in-Chief
  • Klaus F. Zimmermann
Managing Editors
  • Michaella Vanore,
  • Madeline Zavodny
Editors
  • Alessandro Cigno,
  • Shuaizhang Feng,
  • Oded Galor,
  • Terra McKinnish
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

1.840 (2019)
Impact factor
2.353 (2019)
Five year impact factor
49 days
Submission to first decision
449 days
Submission to acceptance
179,222 (2019)
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