Call for papers for a special collection of Demographic Research on the demographic impact of COVID mitigation policies


Deadline for submissions: extended to 15 February 2024


Authors are invited to submit papers that explore how COVID mitigation policies shaped and determined fundamental demographic outcomes for possible inclusion in a special collection of Demographic Research. This collection will focus on relationship formation and dissolution, quality of family life, planned and realized fertility. Preference will be given to papers that use longitudinal data from household-based panel surveys that exploit the strengths of pre-COVID longitudinal observations to describe richer patterns of responses and, when possible, identify causal effects of COVID mitigation policies including, but not limited to, work-from-home, school closures, travel restrictions, and lockdowns.


Papers should be submitted directly to the Guest Editor Dr. Yu Xie at by December 15, 2023 for an initial screening. The papers selected in this initial stage will be sent out for review and evaluated like other submissions to Demographic Research.