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Type Journal Article - World Development
Title Drought and population mobility in rural Ethiopia
Volume 40
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2012
Page numbers 134 --0
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X11001537
Summary Significant attention has focused on the possibility that climate change will displace large populations in the developing world, but few multivariate studies have investigated climate-induced migration. We use event history methods and a unique longitudinal dataset from the rural Ethiopian highlands to investigate the effects of drought on population mobility over a 10-year period. The results indicate that men’s labor migration increases with drought and that land-poor households are the most vulnerable. However, marriage-related moves by women also decrease with drought. These findings suggest a hybrid narrative of environmentally-induced migration that recognizes multiple dimensions of adaptation to environmental change.

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Gray, Clark, and Valerie Mueller. "Drought and population mobility in rural Ethiopia." World Development 40, no. 1 (2012): 134 --0.
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