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Climate events and the role of adaptive capacity in (im)mobility

Koubi, Vally and Schaffer, Lena and Spilker, Gabriele and Bohmelt, Tobias (2022) 'Climate events and the role of adaptive capacity in (im)mobility.' Population and Environment, 43 (3). pp. 367-392. ISSN 0199-0039

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The study examines the relationship between sudden- and gradual-onset climate events and migration, hypothesizing that this relationship is mediated by the adaptive capacity of affected individuals. We use survey data from regions of Cambodia, Nicaragua, Peru, Uganda, and Vietnam that were affected by both types of events with representative samples of non- migrant residents and referral samples of migrants. Although some patterns are country- specific, the general findings indicate that less educated and lower-income people are less likely to migrate after exposure to sudden-onset climate events compared to their counterparts with higher levels of education and economic resources. These results caution against sweeping predictions that future climate-related events will be accompanied by widespread migration.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change; climate events; adaptive capacity; (im-)mobility
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2021 12:32
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2022 15:52

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