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Rural Migration, Weather and Agriculture: Evidence from Indian Census Data

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  • Brinda Viswanathan

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  • K S Kavi Kumar

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This study explores the three way linkage between weather variability, agricultural performance and internal migration in India at state and district level using Indian Census data.[MSE].

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  • Brinda Viswanathan & K S Kavi Kumar, 2013. "Rural Migration, Weather and Agriculture: Evidence from Indian Census Data," Working Papers id:5352, eSocialSciences.
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    Keywords

    Weather Variability; Agricultural Impacts; Internal Migration; Developing Countries; Climate Change; Adaptation; crop yield; in-migration; inter-state; rice; intra-district; Indian Census data; internal migration; India; agriculture;

    JEL classification:

    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters and their Management; Global Warming
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes

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