Environmental Risk Perception and Migration

Type

Book section

Author(s)

Mistri, A.
Das, B.

Title

Environmental Risk Perception and Migration

Date

2020

Editor(s)

Mistri, A.
Das, B.

Book Title

Environmental Change, Livelihood Issues and Migration: Sundarban Biosphere Reserve, India

Publisher

Springer Singapore

Abstract

Environmental migration occurs when the environment adversely affects a person’s livelihood, resulting in migration as an outcome. Simply put, migration is linked to environmental stressors through livelihood issues. This chapter examines risk perception study, which is one of the best approaches to assess the association between livelihood issues and environmental stressors. The subjective appraisal of the environmental threats to their livelihood is the focal theme of risk perception study. The people of Sundarban have a moderately strong risk of environmental adversity in their activities, especially farming and fishing, whether they are migrants or non-migrants.

Citation

Mistri, A. and B. Das (2020). Environmental Risk Perception and Migration. Environmental Change, Livelihood Issues and Migration: Sundarban Biosphere Reserve, India. A. Mistri and B. Das. Singapore, Springer Singapore: 85-99. URL : https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-8735-7_5.

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