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Heat stress increases long-term human migration in rural Pakistan


  • V. Mueller

    (International Food Policy Research Institute)

  • C. Gray

    (University of North Carolina)

  • K. Kosec

    (International Food Policy Research Institute)


Evidence on the relationship between human migration and climatic events is limited. Now research links information from a longitudinal survey in rural Pakistan to satellite-derived measures of climate variability. Results show that heat stress consistently increases the long-term migration of men owing to impacts on income.

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  • V. Mueller & C. Gray & K. Kosec, 2014. "Heat stress increases long-term human migration in rural Pakistan," Nature Climate Change, Nature, vol. 4(3), pages 182-185, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:nat:natcli:v:4:y:2014:i:3:d:10.1038_nclimate2103
    DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2103

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