Quotation Ocello, Cristina., Petrucci, Alessandra., Testa, Maria Rita, Vignoli, Daniele. 2015. Environmental aspects of internal migration in Tanzania. Population and Environment 37 (1): S. 99-108.




In recent years, the issue of the nexus of climate change and human migration has attracted a growing amount of interest among scholars and policy makers. Using individual-level data from the Tanzania National Panel Survey conducted in 2008–2009, we examine the roles played by droughts or floods, crop diseases, and severe water shortages in inter-district migration in Tanzania. Findings reveal that droughts or floods and crop diseases are associated with an overall decrease in the likelihood of inter-district mobility, providing support for the “environmental scarcity” hypothesis. Yet migration becomes a likely response to droughts and floods among individuals with no education suggesting mobility is a key livelihood strategy among those most disadvantaged. Future examination of domestic migration-environment processes at the individual-level is critical for informed policy and programs.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Population and Environment
Citation Index SSCI
Language English
Title Environmental aspects of internal migration in Tanzania
Volume 37
Number 1
Year 2015
Page from 99
Page to 108
Reviewed? Y
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11111-014-0229-9


Testa, Maria Rita (Former researcher)
Ocello, Cristina. (Universita Degli Studi Firenze, Italy)
Petrucci, Alessandra. (Universita Degli Studi Firenze (University of Florence), Italy)
Vignoli, Daniele. (Universita Degli Studi Firenze (University of Florence), Italy)
Demography Group AB (Details)
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