Media Impact of Issue 2/2021 of the Journal of Population Economics.

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Left, Michaella Vanore (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University and GLO), Managing Editor of the Journal of Population Economics (JoPE), and right, Alessio J. Brown (Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University and GLO), former JoPE Managing Editor, both welcomed the participants to the JoPE Issue 2/2021 Webinar, explained the Maastricht hosting institutions and introduced into the event program.

Program of Journal Webinar for Issue 2/2021

The event took place on January 28, 2021 hosted by UNU-MERIT/Maastricht. Full video of the event. All articles are freely accessible through the links provided below; those with a READLINK are free to read online, the others are free to download.

TimeTopicSession chair/ Presenter
16:00 CETWelcomeMichaella Vanore, Alessio J. Brown, Klaus F. Zimmermann
16:15-17:00Session I: Gender issues in Bangladesh, China and developing countriesTerra McKinnish
16:15-16:30Measuring gender attitudes using list experimentsM. Niaz Asadullah
16:30-16:45The education gender gap and the demographic transition in developing countries
Thang Dao
16:45-17:00Education and gender role attitudes
Yun Xiao
17:05-18:00Session II: COVID-19 in Australia and the USAKlaus F. Zimmermann
17:05-17:20Implications of COVID-19 labour market shocks for inequality in financial wellbeingJohn P. de New
17:20-17:35Socio-demographic factors associated with self-protecting behavior during the Covid-19 pandemicMatthew Zahn
17:35-17:50The COVID-19 Pandemic and the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election  Abel Brodeur
 Closing remarksMichaella Vanore

ACCESS TO THE 2/2021 FULL PUBLISHED ISSUE ; Full video of the event.

Journal cover

The Journal of Population Economics organized a webinar on January 28, 16:00-18:00 CET (Maastricht/Dutch time) to present highlights from the newly published issue 34(2)/2021. The event was supported by GLO and hosted by UNU-MERIT via Zoom. Alessio J. Brown (Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University and GLO) welcomed the participants. Managing Editor Michaella Vanore, (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University and GLO) guided through the event. Editor Terra McKinnish (University of Colorado Boulder and GLO) and Editor-in-Chief Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University and GLO) chaired the sessions.

Number of submissions, 2010-2020
EiC Report 2020

Editor-in-Chief Klaus F. Zimmermann briefly presented the 2020 performance report:

Over 40% rise in submissions, highest impact factor ever, even faster editorial decisions.

M. Niaz Asadullah (University of Malaya & GLO)

Editor & Session Chair Terra McKinnish (University of Colorado Boulder & GLO

Issue Lead Article

Measuring Gender Attitudes Using List Experiments
by M. Niaz Asadullah, Elisabetta De Cao, Fathema Zhura Khatoon, and Zahra Siddique
Journal of Population Economics (2021:2), pp. 367-400.

The issue lead paper studies adolescent girls’ attitudes towards intimate partner violence and child marriage using data from rural Bangladesh. It further investigates how numerous variables relate to preferences for egalitarian gender norms in rural Bangladesh.

Three highly impact blogs are based on this lead article:


Further Workshop Presentations: Gender

Thang Dao on
The education gender gap and the demographic transition in developing countries
Yun Xiao on: Education and gender role attitudes

Further Workshop Presentations: Covid-19

John P. de New
Matthew Zahn
Abel Brodeur

Happiness in Issue 2/2021

  • Is Happiness U-shaped Everywhere? Age and Subjective Well-being in 145 Countries
    by Blanchflower, David G.
    Free Readlink.
  • Children, Unhappiness and Family Finances
    by Blanchflower, David G. & Clark, Andrew E.
    Free Readlink.

Watch the GLO Virtual Seminar presentation of Danny Blanchflower on Despair, Unhappiness and Age explaining this work. Video of seminar. Report of the event.

More on Gender in Issue 2/2021

  • The Sex Ratio and Global Sodomy Law Reform in the Post-WWII era
    by Simon Chang
    Free Readlink.
  • The Education Gender Gap and the Demographic Transition in Developing Countries
    Carole Bonnet, Bertrand Garbinti & Anne Solaz
    Free Readlink.


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