Integrating Rural Livelihoods and Community Interaction into Migration and Environment Research: A Conceptual Framework of Rural Out-Migration and Environment in Developing Countries
Society and Natural Resources
This article presents a conceptual framework linking perspectives from migration and environment with rural livelihoods and interactional community research in the context of rural out-migration and environmental changes in developing countries. Household livelihoods and community interaction comprise two core mediating factors between rural out-migration and rural environmental outcomes. Developing an interdisciplinary conceptual framework is an important way to advance migration and environment research that is built on knowledge from a variety of disciplines. By building linkages across different research fields, our conceptual framework provides an overall picture of the relevant mechanisms through which out-migration affects the rural environment. The framework has implications for theory, methodology, and rural environment and development policy.
Qin, H. and C.G. Flint. 2012. Integrating rural livelihoods and community interaction into migration and environment research: A conceptual framework of rural out-migration and environment in developing countries. Society and Natural Resources. 25(10): 1056-1065.