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 and the Global Labor Organization (GLO).

UNU-MERIT Journal Website: http://pop.merit.unu.edu/jpop/
GLO Journal Website: https://glabor.org/platform/journal-of-population-economics/

Officially cited as: J Popul Econ

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

RePEc FACTOR: 17.851 (May 2022), Rank 79 of 2766
CiteScore: 6.5 (June 2022; see for more details Journal updates)
Journal Impact Factor: (2021): 4.700
5-Year Impact Factor: 4.190

  • 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 and the Global Labor Organization (GLO)
  • 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
  • Madeline Zavodny,
  • Michaella Vanore
Editors
  • Xi Chen,
  • Shuaizhang Feng,
  • Alfonso Flores-Lagunes,
  • Oded Galor,
  • Terra McKinnish,
  • Milena Nikolova,
  • Grégory Ponthière,
  • Kompal Sinha
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

4.700 (2021)
Impact factor
4.190 (2021)
Five year impact factor
6 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
395,270 (2021)
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Electronic ISSN
1432-1475
Print ISSN
0933-1433
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