Aims and Scope

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 with POP at UNU-MERIT, the Global Labor Organization (GLO) and the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE).

Officially cited as: J Popul Econ

Impact Factor 2020: 2.813 – 5-year Impact Factor: 3.318

Position Economics/Demography: 104 (of 377) / 10 (of 29)

Factor (Ideas/RePEc): 17.32 (July 2021)

Rank 77 of 2,253 journals listed in RePEc

The Editor-in-Chief report 2022 is available for download and will be updated when new impact factor data is available (expected July 2022).

The Editor-in-Chief Report 2021 can be accessed here.

The Product Flyer of the Journal of Population Economics can be viewed here.