Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/67316
Authors: 
Strobl, Eric
Valfort, Marie-Anne
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper Series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6923
Abstract: 
Relying on census data collected in 2002 and historical weather data for Uganda, we estimate the impact of weather-induced internal migration on the probability for non-migrants living in the destination regions to be employed. Our results reveal a significant negative impact. Consistent with the prediction of a simple theoretical model, they further show that this negative impact is significantly stronger in regions with lower road density and therefore less conducive to capital mobility: a 10 percentage points increase in the net in-migration rate in these areas decreases the probability of being employed of non-migrants by more than 20 percentage points.
Subjects: 
weather shocks
internal migration
labor market
Sub-Saharan Africa
JEL: 
E24
J21
J61
Q54
R23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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