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The next best time for demographers to contribute to climate change research

The author lsited her arguments as to why population scientists should get involved in the climate change studies.

Gage, Anastasia J. 2016. The next best time for demographers to contribute to climate change research. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2015 (13): 19–22

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1553/populationyearbook2015s19
Year: 2016

The role of environmental perceptions in migration decision-making: evidence from both migrants and non-migrants in five developing countries

This paper examines migration decision-making and individual perceptions of different types of environmental change (sudden vs. gradual environmental events) with a focus on five developing countries: Vietnam, Cambodia, Uganda, Nicaragua, and Peru.

Koubi, V., G. Spilker, L. Schaffer and T. Böhmelt. 2016. The role of environmental perceptions in migration decision-making: evidence from both migrants and non-migrants in five developing countries. Population and Environment 38(2): 134-163.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11111-016-0258-7
Year: 2016

Climate, migration, and the local food security context: introducing Terra Populus

The article introduces a new, publically available data extraction system Terra Populus (TerraPop), which was designed to facilitate population–environment studies.  The use of TerraPop was showcased by exploring variations in the climate–migration association in Burkina Faso and Senegal based on differences in the local food security context.

Nawrotzki, R. J., A. M. Schlak and T. A. Kugler. 2016. Climate, migration, and the local food security context: introducing Terra Populus. Population and Environment 38(2): 164-184.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11111-016-0260-0
Year: 2016

Will climate change shift demography’s ‘normal science’?

The authors discussed why demographers and population scientists should now be involved in climate change research. They provided four key points: while environmental aspects of classic demographic theories have not been emphasized in population research, there is evidence of recent change; the data and the methodological challenges that have discouraged demographers from integrating environmental considerations are being addressed; there are demographers who are emphasizing climate change; and, there are opportunities for including climate change issues in population
research.

Hunter, Lori M. and Menken, Jane. 2016. Will climate change shift demography’s ‘normal science’?  Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2015 (13):23–28

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1553/populationyearbook2015s23
Year: 2016

Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals leads to lower world population growth

Based on a multidimensional model of population dynamics that stratifies national populations by age, sex, and level of education with educational fertility and mortality differentials, the study shows the extent to which the expected world population growth could be lowered by successfully implementing the recently agreed-upon Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Abel, G. J., B. Barakat, S. KC and W. Lutz. 2016. Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals leads to lower world population growth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113(50): 14294-14299.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1611386113
Year: 2016

Environmental Migration and Social Inequality

This is a collection of leading-edge research from leading international scholars on the link between environmental migration and social/economic inequality. It presents recent mpirical evidence on environmental migration dynamics from Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, China, Ghana, Haiti, Mexico, and Turkey.

McLeman, Robert, Schade, Jeanette, Faist, Thomas (Eds.). 2016. Environmental Migration and Social Inequality. Advances in Global Change Research, Vol. 61. Springer International Publishing.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25796-9
Year: 2016

Engagement of demographers in environmental issues from a historical perspective

Using the 2015 meeting of the Population Association of America program, the author discussed the possible reason why demographers are reluctant to address population and environmental issues.

McDonald, Peter. 2016. Engagement of demographers in environmental issues from a historical perspective. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2015 (13): 15–17

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1553/populationyearbook2015s15
Year: 2016

The day after the disaster: forced migration and income loss after hurricanes Katrina and Rita

Using data of households affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita, extracted from the Public Use Microdata Samples (PUMS) of the 2006 ACS , the study presents a micro-level migration-income model for a disaster of catastrophic dimensions.

Do Yun, S. and B. S. Waldorf. 2016. The day after the disaster: forced migration and income loss after hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Journal of Regional Science 56(3): 420-441

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jors.12250
Year: 2016

Marine protected areas and children’s dietary diversity in the Philippines

Using data from the 2008 Philippines Demographic and Health Survey and MPA data from the Coastal Conservation and Education Fund, the study examines the degree to which marine protected areas (MPAs), which aim to conserve marine biodiversity, are associated with improved nutritional outcomes in children under age 5.

Alva, S., K. Johnson, A. Jacob, H. D’Agnes, R. Mantovani and T. Evans.  2016.  Marine protected areas and children’s dietary diversity in the Philippines.  Population and Environment 37(3): 341-361.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11111-015-0240-9
Year: 2016

Assessing the effectiveness of a social vulnerability index in predicting heterogeneity in the impacts of natural hazards: Case study of the Tropical Storm Washi flood in the Philippines

Using raw, individual-level census data for the Philippines, the authors developed social vulnerability indices at the most basic level of governance, the barangay, to establish relationships between the derived vulnerability measurements and flood exposure and the impacts of coastal flash floods triggered by Tropical Storm Washi in the southern Philippines in December 2011.

Ignacio, J. Andres F.; Cruz, Grace T.; Nardi, Fernando; Henry, Sabine. 2016. Assessing the effectiveness of a social vulnerability index in predicting heterogeneity in the impacts of natural hazards: Case study of the Tropical Storm Washi flood in the Philippines. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2015 (13):91–129

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1553/populationyearbook2015s91
Year: 2016

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