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Journal of Family and Economic Issues

Journal of Family and Economic Issues

Editor-in-Chief: Joyce Serido

ISSN: 1058-0476 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-3475 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10834

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Journal of Family and Economic Issues 

Dr. Joyce Serido, Editor, University of Minnesota (USA)

Call for Papers: Couples, Families, and Finance
The focus of this special issue is generally on couples, families, and finance. Thus, all submissions should
include both a financial element and either a couple or family element. Several needs exist in the literature,
including research examining gender as a facet of couple financial processes, the processes and mechanisms
involved in financial socialization, the processes and mechanisms involved in coping with financial adversities
and/or financial decision making, and more interdisciplinary couple and family finance research. We also encourage papers examining factors relevant to couple/family finances in multiple ecosystems from micro-(e.g., personal characteristics and couple/family interactions) to macro- (e.g., cultural values and policy) levels. We especially encourage couple- and family-level researchers to explore the connection between their areas of relationship expertise and potential financial causes and/or effects.
Although not a comprehensive list, some possible research areas include couples and families who:
• experience transitions that involve finances (e.g., emerging adulthood; transition to parenthood; decisions
about retirement and older adult care)
• experience race/ethnicity-based wealth inequality or socioeconomic disadvantages
• are lower to middle income or experience changes in the labor market (e.g., fewer jobs with benefits
• experience couple differences in finances (e.g., saver vs. spender)
• identity as LGBTQ+
• are from non-Western cultural contexts
• have undergone in vitro fertilization
• have health problems / whose health problems have created financial stresses
• experience divorce or relational separation
• struggle to find affordable and developmentally appropriate childcare for dependent children
• experience gender bias in the workplace
Please submit an extended abstract (up to 1,000 words) as a Word document to Ashley LeBaron
(lebaronashley@gmail.com) by September 3, 2019. [Abstracts should include a provisional title and author
information (i.e., title, names, affiliation, contact details for all authors); this information will not be counted
toward the 1,000 word limit]. If original work: All submissions should include the following sections:
Introduction/Theoretical Background, Methodology, Preliminary Results, Preliminary Discussio
n/Implications.Review papers will also be considered.
Authors will be informed by October 8, 2019 whether or not they are invited to submit a full manuscript. This
manuscript will be due by December 10, 2019 and sent out for peer review. We anticipate that the special issue
will be published in March, 2021.
We note that neither abstract submission nor full manuscript invitation guarantees publication. Please contact
Ashley LeBaron (lebaronashley@gmail.com) if you have any questions. For more information on the Journal of
Family and Economic Issues, please visit https://link.springer.com/journal/10834.
Special issue editors:
Melissa Curran, Ph.D., The University of Arizona, macurran@email.arizona.edu
Ashley LeBaron, M.S., The University of Arizona, lebaronashley@gmail.com
Xiaomin Li, M.S., The University of Arizona, xiaominli@email.arizona.edu
Casey Totenhagen, Ph.D., The University of Alabama, ctotenhagen@ches.ua.edu

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    Journal of Family and Economic Issues is an interdisciplinary publication that explores the intricate relationship between the family and its economic environment. Peer-reviewed contributions address important issues in family management, household division of labor and productivity, relationships between economic and non-economic decisions, and interrelations between work and family life, among others. The journal features: original and applied research; critical reviews; integrative theoretical articles; and reviews of significant books on the field.

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