Drought Triggered Temporary Migration in an East Indian Village

Type

Journal Article

Author(s)

Jülich, S.

Title

Drought Triggered Temporary Migration in an East Indian Village

Year

2011

Journal

International Migration

Vol (No), pp

49, 189-199

Abstract

This case study in the village of Khaliakani examines the impact of drought disasters on the rural population in the Indian state Orissa and analyses the importance of temporary migration as a coping and adaptation strategy. Social, economic, and spatial patterns of the forced migration caused by the last drought disaster in 2003 are being investigated at the household level in order to explore the links between vulnerability and temporary migration for labour. The drivers leading to environmental forced migration, the requirements necessary to migrate, and the resulting outcomes for the migrants are explored and comprised in a conceptual model of environmental forced migration for labour.

Citation

Jülich, S. (2011). Drought Triggered Temporary Migration in an East Indian Village. International Migration, 49, 189-199. URL : http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2435.2010.00655.x