Socioeconomic outcomes of Indigenous groups: determinants and trends

Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy (JERP) Call for Papers

Socioeconomic outcomes of Indigenous groups: determinants and trends

Improving socioeconomic outcomes for Indigenous groups is a challenge for policymakers around the world. Indigenous groups have been identified to have higher mortality, poorer health, shorter life expectancy, lower literacy and poorer labour market outcomes. Moreover, the gap in socioeconomic outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups remains very wide, and has been identified as a human rights issue by several international organizations such as the World Bank, the International Labour Organization and the United Nations. In order to inform policy, research is required to understand the trends in socioeconomic outcomes of Indigenous groups over time and the factors that influence these outcomes.

The JERP announces a Call for Papers that examine trends in socioeconomic outcomes for Indigenous groups compared to non-Indigenous groups. The call is also interested in studies that explore determinants of socioeconomic outcomes for Indigenous groups. Papers can also examine the gaps in socioeconomic outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups over time. Possible socioeconomic outcomes could include, but not limited to: education, employment, health and wellbeing, economic and social participation, community and family violence, and housing.

We encourage both conceptual and empirical submissions, and papers focused on Indigenous groups around the world. Submissions to the special issue can be made online, anytime until June 1, 2021, via JERP’s online submission portal. All Submissions will be peer-reviewed.

The editors of the special issue are:

Sefa Awaworyi Churchill, PhD (sefa.awaworyichurchill@rmit.edu.au)

Samuelson Appau, PhD (samuelson.appau@rmit.edu.au)

All inquiries should be directed to the guest editors.