Setting the scene: national and deltaic migration trends in India, Bangladesh and Ghana

Author: 
C. Mortreux, H. Adams
Type of Publication: 
Status: 
Free
Country: 
Bangladesh
Ghana
India
Year of Publication: 
2015

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The relationship between vulnerability to change in delta communities and existing migration patterns in each of DECCMA’s delta regions is not clear. Before assessing the impact of climate change on migration from the delta communities it is important to first have an understanding of current migration patterns in the deltas, and how they fit in their national contexts. With this in mind, there are four objectives of this literature review on migration: 1) review theories relevant to understanding migration in deltas; 2) review the literature on migration from each of the case study countries with a view to understanding broad migration patterns; and 3) identify existing gaps in the migration literature so as to strengthen the research contribution of the DECCMA project.