Call for submissions for RSSM special issue on “Social Inequality in East Asia”

Nov. 7, 2022

The journal Research in Social Stratification and Mobility invites contributions to a special issue on “Social Inequality in East Asia”. The increasing policy importance of social and economic inequality in mainland China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan underscores the need for rigorous empirical examination of causes and consequences of changing patterns of social stratification.

We invite submissions on social stratification broadly defined, with some preference to research on the intersection of demographic change and social stratification. We welcome papers on single societies or comparative studies.

The deadline to submit an extended abstract is December 15, 2022. Abstracts should be similar to those submitted in response to the annual call for papers from the Population Association of America (i.e., 4-8 pages motivating the study, describing the analytical approach, and presenting preliminary results). Please submit these abstracts directly to the guest editors, Yu Xie ([email protected]) and Jim Raymo ([email protected]). Authors of abstracts chosen for inclusion in the special issue will be notified by the end of December.

We will hold an online seminar in February 2023 to present and discuss drafts of the papers. Final papers will be due on June 1, 2023. The special issue is planned to be published in February 2024.

For more information, contact Yu Xie ([email protected]) and Jim Raymo ([email protected])