Do climatic events influence internal migration? Evidence from Mexico
Vicente Ruiz ()
No 2017.19, Working Papers from FAERE - French Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
A growing body of evidence suggests that changes in both environmental quality and climatic patterns influence population movements. In this paper, I provide evidence-based analysis on the effects of climatic factors on internal migration in Mexico. In particular, I focus my analysis on the role of earthquakes, hurricanes, droughts, and floods. My results show that both floods and droughts act as push factors for internal migration. In addition, my results show that socio-economic factors such as wage differentials, education levels, and violence also act as push factors.
Keywords: Internal migration; Climate change; Gravity model; Mexico (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q54 J11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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