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Williams co-authors Study Examining Migration and Climate Change

Posted: 6/29/2020 (CSDE Research)

CSDE Affiliate Nathalie Williams and co-authors Barbara Entwisle and Ashton Verdery recently published an article in the American Journal of Sociology  examining the dynamic relationship between migration and climate change. Employing an agent based modeling (ABM) approach they assess how floods and drought variably impact out migration and return migration from a rural, agricultural setting in Northeastern Thailand.  They conclude that popular accounts about climate refugees are too simple. Instead, they find that climate change operates on already established migration processes that are part and parcel of life course, embedded in dynamic social networks, and incorporated in larger interactive systems where out-migration and return migration are integrally connected. To read the article click here.

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