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Weathering the storm: weather shocks and international labor migration from the Philippines

Marjorie Pajaron () and Glacer Niño A. Vasquez ()
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Glacer Niño A. Vasquez: University of the Philippines, Diliman

Journal of Population Economics, 2020, vol. 33, issue 4, No 8, 1419-1461

Abstract: Abstract The environmental migration literature presents conflicting results: While some research finds that natural disasters induce international migration, other work discovers a dampening effect. We construct an innovative longitudinal provincial dataset for the Philippines, a country prone to natural disasters and a major exporter of labor. Using a comprehensive list of weather shocks, it is possible to identify major channels behind those conflicting findings. Filipinos are more likely to work abroad when they experience less-intense tropical cyclones and storm warnings but are more likely to stay when very intense storms occur or are forecasted.

Keywords: Migration; Natural disaster; Panel dataset; Agriculture; OFWs (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C33 C36 F22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1007/s00148-020-00779-1

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