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 of Population Economics is a highly cited and influential journal. Please see the other metrics on the journal website as well as the

2-YEAR IMPACT FACTOR 1.840 (2019) vs. 1.253 (2018)
5-YEAR IMPACT FACTOR 2.353 (2019) vs. 2.072 (2018)

and the RePEc FACTOR: 15.432 (June 2020), Rank 255 of 4918

  • 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

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Klaus F. Zimmermann
Managing Editors
  • Michaella Vanore,
  • Madeline Zavodny
Editors
  • Shuaizhang Feng,
  • Alfonso Flores-Lagunes,
  • Oded Galor,
  • Terra McKinnish,
  • Grégory Ponthière
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Journal metrics

1.840 (2019)
Impact factor
2.353 (2019)
Five year impact factor
36 days
Submission to first decision
362 days
Submission to acceptance
262,568 (2020)
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  • 2021 Kuznets Prize awarded to Yun Qiu, Xi Chen, and Wei Shi

    Yun Qiu (Jinan University), Xi Chen (Yale University), and Wei Shi (Jinan University) have received the 2021 Kuznets Prize for their article “Impacts of social and economic factors on the transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China”.

  • Kuznets-Prize

    The Journal of Population Economics awards the `Kuznets Prize’ for the best paper published in the Journal of Population Economics. Starting from 2014, the Kuznets Prize will be awarded annually to the best paper published in the Journal of Population Economics. Papers are judged by the Editors of the Journal of Population Economics.

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