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dc.contributor.authorCattaneo, Cristina
dc.contributor.authorMassetti, Emanuele
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-25T11:14:32Z
dc.date.available2019-09-25T11:14:32Z
dc.date.created2016-02-04 18:25
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifieroai:econstor.eu:10419/108771
dc.identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/108771
dc.identifierppn:818980648
dc.identifierRePec:ces:ceswps:_5224
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/247031
dc.description.abstractWe analyse whether migration is an adaptation that households employ to cope with climate in Ghana and Nigeria. If migration is part of the present adaptation portfolio of households in developing countries, it is reasonable to expect that it will also be an adaptation to future climate change. It is important to stress that we are interested in long-term climatic conditions rather than in short-term weather fluctuations. The data to test these predictions are drawn from two different household surveys: the Nigeria General Household Survey and the Ghana Living Standard Survey. We find a hill-shaped relationship between temperature in the dry season and the propensity to migrate in households that operate farms. We also find a significant hill-shaped relationship between precipitations in the wet seasons and the propensity to migrate in farm households. Climate has instead no significant impact on the propensity to migrate in non-farm households. Climate change scenarios generated by General Circulation model reveal that, ceteris paribus, migration may decline in Ghana and in Nigeria.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCenter for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo) Munich
dc.relation.ispartofCESifo Working Paper 5224
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen
dc.subjectO15
dc.subjectQ54
dc.subjectR23
dc.subjectddc:330
dc.subjectclimate change impacts
dc.subjectmigration
dc.subjectdevelopment economics
dc.titleMigration and Climate Change in Rural Africa
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