The Journal of Human Resources is among the leading journals in empirical microeconomics. Intended for scholars, policy makers, and practitioners, each issue examines research in a variety of fields including labor economics, development economics, health economics, and the economics of education, discrimination, and retirement. Founded in 1965, the JHR features articles that make scientific contributions in research relevant to public policy practitioners.

Publisher
The University of Wisconsin Press
Website
http://uwpress.wisc.edu/journals/journals/jhr.html
Impact factor
2.371 (2011)

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