Climate change and migration in the rural sector of northern Mexico (Zacatecas and San Luis Potos)

Migration Letters

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Title Climate change and migration in the rural sector of northern Mexico (Zacatecas and San Luis Potos)
 
Creator
Salgado Nieto, Uberto
 
Subject Economics
climate change; environmentally induced migration; forced migration; droughts; international migration
 
Description In this paper we study the effects of climate change on rural populations and the circumstances under which some of them are forced to abandon their communities becoming part of international migratory flows. In our study we claim that climate change is a new factor that leads the population to abandon their regions in order to overcome their vulnerability. In our opinion the lack of measures implemented by the State has serious consequences provoking an enormous vulnerability forcing the populations to emigrate. We study two locations in Mexico, San Luis Potosi and Zacatecas, analyzing the peasants situation working under temporary agricultural production. Using a complementary log-log estimator we found that the migration is the result of adverse economic-climatic conditions, because the poorest populations, which usually depend directly on natural resources, are the most vulnerable to climate shocks and the only way to overcome their vulnerability, has been international migration.
 
Publisher Transnational Press London
 
Contributor The authors acknowledges the support given by Project DGAPA PAPIIT IN300716
 
Date 2017-09-20
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

Research Paper
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://journal.tplondon.com/index.php/ml/article/view/931
 
Source Migration Letters; Vol 14, No 3 (2017); 383-395
1741-8992
1741-8984
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journal.tplondon.com/index.php/ml/article/view/931/620
 

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