Is environmentally-induced income variability a driver of migration? A macroeconomic perspective

Type

Journal Article

Author(s)

Marchiori, L.
Maystadt, J. F.
Schumacher, I.

Title

Is environmentally-induced income variability a driver of migration? A macroeconomic perspective

Year

2013

Journal

IPAG working papers

Vol (No), pp

17, 32

Abstract

It was recently suggested that the role of environmentally- induced income variability as a determinant of migration has been studied little to none. We provide a theoretical discussion and an overview of the empirical literature on this. We also extend a previous empirical study of ours by including income variability. Our findings lead us to acknowledge that income variability is a negligible driver of migration decisions at the macroeconomic level.

Citation

Marchiori, L., Maystadt, J. F., & Schumacher, I. (2013). Is environmentally-induced income variability a driver of migration? A macroeconomic perspective. IPAG working papers, 17, 32.