Does Environmental Degradation Influence Migration? Emigration to Developed Countries in the Late 1980s and 1990s
AbstractThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts that climate change will intensify during the 21st century. The exact distribution of impacts will likely be complex in nature. Although some areas may exhibit benefits, many areas will likely experience environmental decline. The objective of this article is to answer the following question: What are the potential implications of deteriorating environmental conditions for human migration? This is not an easy question to answer because the full effects of climate change are not yet completely evident. Yet by studying the impact of environmental forces on migration in recent decades, we can offer some insight to this question. Copyright (c) 2009 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.
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Volume (Year): 90 (2009)
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