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Migration Choices during Conflict in Nepal: Pull Forces and Landscape Interactions

Robert Fonner, Alok Bohara and Stephen Archambault

International Journal of Development and Conflict, 2018, vol. 8, issue 2, 46-61

Abstract: Conflict's effect on migration depends on an individual's location relative to the conflict. Conflict can thus influence migration and resulting patterns of settlement through push and pull forces. This study investigates the influence of conflict and other factors on location choices during the Nepalese civil war using a model the captures the push and pull forces of these factors. Model results indicate that conflict at origin and potential destination locations combine to influence location choice, and further suggest that landscape features can moderate the influence of conflict on migration. The findings highlight the importance of push and pull factors, and associated landscape interactions, and in determining location choices during conflict.

JEL-codes: Q56 R23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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