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Climate variability and transnational migration: A dyadic analysis

Bakaki, Zorzeta (2021) 'Climate variability and transnational migration: A dyadic analysis.' Sustainability, 13 (1). p. 405. ISSN 2071-1050

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This research builds upon and extends earlier research by studying whether people leave their homes and migrate to other states due to weather changes associated with climate variability. In particular, I examine how push and pull factors jointly influence emigration. Empirically, the theoretical arguments are analysed quantitatively with time-series cross-section data on transnational migration since the 1960s. The results suggest that climate indicators are strongly and robustly associated with transnational migration. The dyadic nature of the analysis allows for a close examination of patterns across pairs of countries by clearly distinguishing between “source” and “destination.” Controlling for unobserved influences via country and year fixed effects, as well as a series of robustness checks, further increases the confidence in this finding. This research substantially improves our understanding of climate-induced migration and emphasizes that it is, in fact, a global phenomenon.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate variability; temperature; precipitation; transnational migration; dyadic analysis
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2021 15:55
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:20

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