Bernzen, Amelie ORCID: 0000-0002-9494-3645, Jenkins, J. Craig and Braun, Boris (2019). Climate Change-Induced Migration in Coastal Bangladesh? A Critical Assessment of Migration Drivers in Rural Households under Economic and Environmental Stress. Geosciences, 9 (1). BASEL: MDPI. ISSN 2076-3263

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Abstract

Discussions of climate migration have recognized the need for probabilistic, systematic, and empirical analyses. We examine the importance of environmental stressors in migration using a multi-leveled analysis of a household survey of the climate-stressed rural communities of coastal Bangladesh. We find that a relatively small share (6.5%) of rural coastal people have migrated, overwhelmingly domestically and on a temporary basis. The main motives are better employment opportunities in urban areas, marriage/family reunification, and education. About a third are displaced by flooding that created loss of arable land. Being male, younger, and working outside of agriculture facilitate migration, and also those with greater human and horizontal social capital are more likely to migrate. Exposure to severe river erosion, residing closer to major waterways and in saltwater shrimp farming zones spur migration. Climate migration is in its first instance economic-induced with environmental stress contributing as a secondary factor.

Item Type: Journal Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Bernzen, AmelieUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0002-9494-3645UNSPECIFIED
Jenkins, J. CraigUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Braun, BorisUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-139557
DOI: 10.3390/geosciences9010051
Journal or Publication Title: Geosciences
Volume: 9
Number: 1
Date: 2019
Publisher: MDPI
Place of Publication: BASEL
ISSN: 2076-3263
Language: English
Faculty: Unspecified
Divisions: Unspecified
Subjects: no entry
Uncontrolled Keywords:
KeywordsLanguage
BRAHMAPUTRA-MEGHNA DELTA; EMPIRICAL-EVIDENCE; DISPLACEMENT; REFUGEES; CYCLONE; RETHINKING; DIMENSIONS; TEMPORARY; SALINITY; CONFLICTMultiple languages
Geosciences, MultidisciplinaryMultiple languages
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/13955

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