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Environmentally induced migration, theoretical and methodological research challenges

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  1. Tamer Afifi,
  2. Koko Warner,
  3. Therese Rosenfeld

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm197

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Afifi, T., Warner, K. and Rosenfeld, T. 2013. Environmentally induced migration, theoretical and methodological research challenges. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

In the last decade, more and more attention has been given to the impact of environmental problems on migration. In particular, after the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005 more light was shed on the issue and the international community became aware of the fact that climate change is going to affect not only developing countries. Hence, the debate on environmentally induced migration has intensified and the academic community has started to recognize the need for an empirical base upon which any claim about the relationship between the environment and human migration could be substantiated or rejected. Nevertheless, new multidisciplinary research areas require the support of various donors and concerned institutions.

Keywords:

  • demography and population studies;
  • disease;
  • famine;
  • food;
  • immigration;
  • political economy;
  • poverty