Migration is a key demographic component underlying population change, but it is also the most volatile and difficult to forecast, thus requiring innovative data and methods to circumvent the difficulty in estimating and predicting future migration. The novel approaches employed by the MIG Group allows for the production of comprehensive estimates of internal and international migration and its drivers at the global, national, and sub-national level. The group’s research provides comprehensive insight into the social, economic, and environmental drivers of migration considering changes and interactions between the drivers. In particular, the group focuses on investigating the direct and indirect pathways through which environmental changes influence internal and international migration and how the effects vary across geographical locations and population subgroups.
Current and future damages of climate change depend greatly on the ability of affected populations to adapt to changing conditions. According to an international group of researchers, building capacity to adapt to such changes will require eradicating inequalities of many sorts, including gender. More
The European Research Council (ERC) will fund groundbreaking research led by IIASA World Population Program Deputy Director Raya Muttarak, which will comprehensively address the impacts of climate change on population dynamics. More
Population and Just Societies Program scientists will present and discuss latest IIASA research at the virtual IUSSP Int... More
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Program Director and Principal Research Scholar Population and Just Societies Program
Acting Research Group Leader and Principal Research Scholar Migration and Sustainable Development Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program
Program and Project Officer Population and Just Societies Program
Muttarak, R. (2021). Applying Concepts and Tools in Demography for Estimating, Analyzing, and Forecasting Forced Migration. Journal on Migration and Human Security 9 (3), 182-196. 10.1177/23315024211042850.
Kuschnig, N., Crespo Cuaresma, J., Krisztin, T. , & Giljum, S. (2021). Spatial spillover effects from agriculture drive deforestation in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Scientific Reports 11 (1) 10.1038/s41598-021-00861-y.
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