Gender and Climate Change-Induced Migration: Proposing a Framework for Analysis

Citation:

Chindarkar, Namrata. 2012. "Gender and Climate Change-Induced Migration: Proposing a Framework for Analysis." Environmental Research Letters 7 (2): 1-7.

Author: Namrata Chindarkar

Abstract:

This paper proposes frameworks to analyze the gender dimensions of climate change-induced migration. The experiences, needs and priorities of climate migrants will vary by gender and these differences need to be accounted for if policies are to be inclusive. Among the vulnerable groups, women are likely to be disproportionately affected due to climate change because on average women tend to be poorer, less educated, have a lower health status and have limited direct access to or ownership of natural resources. Both the process (actual movement) and the outcomes (rural–rural or rural–urban migration, out-migration mainly of men) of climate change-induced migration are also likely to be highly gendered.

Keywords: migration, gender, vulnerability assessment, climate change

Topics: Displacement & Migration, Climate Displacement, Environment, Climate Change, Gender, Women

Year: 2012

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