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Type Journal Article - Population Association of America
Title Drought and human migration in rural Ethiopia
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2011
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Significant discussion has focused on the possibility that climate change will displace large numbers of migrants in the developing world, but few multivariate studies have addressed this issue. We use a unique longitudinal dataset from the Ethiopian highlands to investigate the effects of multiple measures of drought on the labor and marriage-related mobility of men and women over a ten-year period. The results indicate that mens labor migration increases with drought and that land-poor households are most vulnerable. However, marriage-related moves by women decrease with drought, suggesting a hybrid narrative of environmentally-induced migration that recognizes multiple dimensions of adaptation to environmental change.

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