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[劳动经济学研讨会]Agricultural income shocks drive drought induced migration from Mexico to the US
发布日期:2017-04-19
劳动经济学研讨会
(总第43期)


【时间】2017年4月26日(周三)12:00-13:30

【地点】明德主楼734会议室

【主题】Agricultural income shocks drive drought induced migration from Mexico to the US
【主讲】李珊(中央财经大学中国人力资本与劳动经济研究中心助理教授)

【Abstract】There is now substantial empirical evidence that climatic variability increases international migration, but relatively little is known about the mechanism driving the relationship and about adaptations that may reduce it. We use detailed data on migrants from Mexico to the U.S. to show that drought induced migration from Mexico to the U.S. is mediated by agricultural income shocks. We show that migration rates increase in drought years, but only in those parts of Mexico in which agriculture is sensitive to drought, and only by farmers whose lands are unirrigated and do not have non-agricultural sources of income. The results suggest that an expansion of irrigation and income diversification can avert the effect of climate change on future migration.
 
主讲人简介:李珊老师是中央财经大学中国人力资本与劳动经济研究中心助理教授,她于2016年取得美国乔治华盛顿大学经济学博士学位。她的研究领域为劳动经济学和环境经济学。目前李珊老师的研究集中于墨西哥到美国的移民问题,印度的水环境问题以及发展中国家的贫困陷阱问题。
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