Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161923
Authors: 
Chort, Isabelle
de la Rupelle, Maëlys
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper 78
Abstract: 
This paper uses state-level migration ow data between Mexico and the U.S. from 1999 to 2011 to investigate the migration response to climate shocks and the mitigating impact of an agricultural cash-transfer program (PROCAMPO) and a disaster fund (Fonden). Our results suggest that lower than average precipitations increase undocumented migration, especially from the most agricultural states. Fonden amounts are found to mitigate the effect of climate shocks on migration by lowering the undocumented migration response to precipitation anomalies. Similarly an increase in the state-level share of PROCAMPO funds to non-irrigated plots in the ejido sector decreases migration after a shock.
Subjects: 
International migration
Climate change
Public policies
Weather variability
Natural disasters
Mexico-U.S. migration
JEL: 
F22
Q54
Q18
O15
J61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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