Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Williams co-authors AJS 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 a study of the dynamic relationship between migration and climate change. Employing an Agent Based Modeling (ABM) approach they assessed how drought variably impacts 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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