Internal and international mobility as adaptation to climatic variability in contemporary Mexico: Evidence from the integration of census data with satellite …

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ABSTRACT Both internal and international migration are strategies used by rural Mexican households to cope with, or adapt to, weather events, climatic variability, and economic restructuring. Yet prior studies on “environmental migration” in this context have either not discriminated between internal and international movement or have focused exclusively on international movement. In addition, much prior work relied on very coarse spatial scales to operationalize the natural environment. To overcome this limitation, we use fine-grain…

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