Migration and Sustainable Development (MIG)

MIG focuses on applying advanced data collection and estimation methods to quantify and better understand the trends, patterns, drivers, and consequences of different types of migration considering its interactions with the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.

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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.

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CONTACT DETAILS

Raya Muttarak

Acting Research Group Leader:Program Director

Migration and Sustainable Development Research Group|Population and Just Societies Program

T +43(0) 2236 807 329

Katja Scherbov

Program and Project Officer

Population and Just Societies Program

T +43(0) 2236 807 280

PUBLICATIONS

Rockström, J., Gupta, J., Lenton, T.M., Qin, D., Lade, S.J., Abrams, J.F., Jacobson, L., Rocha, J.C., et al. (2021). Identifying a safe and just corridor for people and the planet. Earth's Future 9 (4), e2020EF001866. 10.1029/2020EF001866.

Balachandran, A., James, K.S., van Wissen, L., K.C., S., & Janssen, F. (2021). Can changes in education alter future population ageing in Asia and Europe? Journal of Biosocial Science, 1-13. 10.1017/S0021932021000134. (In Press)

Boza-Kiss, B., Pachauri, S. , & Zimm, C. (2021). Deprivations and Inequities in Cities Viewed Through a Pandemic Lens. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities 3, e645914. 10.3389/frsc.2021.645914.

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