The Vienna Yearbook of Population Research is seeking submissions for a Special Issue Population Inequality Matters” guest edited by Vanessa di Lego, Michaela Kreyenfeld, Iñaki Permanyer, Michaela Potančoková and Miguel Sánchez-Romero.

Population inequality is a central topic in demographic research. Social scientists at large have a longstanding tradition on researching inequalities in health, mortality and fertility across socio-economic groups, subnational regions and countries. However, besides classical markers of heterogeneity in individual behavior, such as sex/gender, age, education, urban-rural residence and socio-economic status, other sources of inequality related to generational, environmental, and spatial factors have received more attention in recent years. Understanding population inequality is key for modeling population developments and projecting them into the future. Equally important is to understand how and why different types of inequality arise and evolve, and what policy challenges they impose for socio-economic development, welfare systems and social cohesion.

This special issue invites original unpublished contributions on the topic of population inequality. Empirical and theoretical papers as well as papers studying geographic and spatial differences are welcome.  We welcome different types of submissions including Research articles, Review articles, Perspectives and shorter Data & Trends contributions.

Manuscript submission (full papers only) is now open. All submissions will be subject to external double-blind peer review.  

The Vienna Yearbook of Population Research is an open-access journal addressing population trends as well as a broad range of theoretical and methodological issues in population research. Article submission, processing, and publication are free of charge. The journal is circulated in print and online with all articles freely available for download on the journal website and included in the JSTOR database.