Climate variability and international migration: an empirical analysis

Type

Journal Article

Author(s)

Coniglio, N.
Pesce, G.

Title

Climate variability and international migration: an empirical analysis

Year

2015

Journal

Environment and Development Economics

Vol (No), pp

20(4), 434-468

Abstract

Is international migration an adaptation strategy to sudden or gradual climatic shocks? In this paper we investigate the direct and the indirect role of climatic shocks in developing countries as a determinant of out-migration flows toward rich OECD countries in the period 1990–2001. Contrarily to the bulk of existing studies, we use a macro approach and explicitly consider the heterogeneity of climatic shocks (type, size, sign of shocks and seasonal effects). Our results show that the occurrence of adverse climatic events in origin countries has significative direct and indirect effects on out-migration from poor to rich countries.

Citation

Coniglio, N., & Pesce, G. (2015). Climate variability and international migration: an empirical analysis. Environment and Development Economics, 20(4), 434-468. URL : https://www.cambridge.org/core/article/climate-variability-and-international-migration-an-empirical-analysis/2E8E75DD1ACD25980E098B575B0D461C

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