Air Pollution and Internal Migration: Evidence from Iranian Household Survey

21 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2020

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Hassan F. Gholipour

Swinburne University of Technology - Faculty of Business and Enterprise

Mohammad Reza Farzanegan

University of Marburg - Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS)

Mostafa Javadian

University of Arizona

Date Written: 2020

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of air pollution (measured by satellite data of Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD)) on net outmigration. Using data from the 2011 and 2016 National Population and Housing Censuses for 31 provinces of Iran and applying a panel fixed effects estimation method, our results show that AOD has a positive and significant impact on net outmigration. We also find that higher levels of economic activities in provinces discourage outmigration.

Keywords: air pollution, migration, Iran

JEL Classification: Q530, R230

Suggested Citation

Gholipour, Hassan F. and Farzanegan, Mohammad Reza and Javadian, Mostafa, Air Pollution and Internal Migration: Evidence from Iranian Household Survey (2020). CESifo Working Paper No. 8107, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3541456

Hassan F. Gholipour (Contact Author)

Swinburne University of Technology - Faculty of Business and Enterprise ( email )

PO Box 218
Hawthorn, VIC 3122
Australia

Mohammad Reza Farzanegan

University of Marburg - Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS) ( email )

Deutschhausstra├če 12
Marburg, 35037
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.uni-marburg.de/cnms/wirtschaft

Mostafa Javadian

University of Arizona ( email )

Department of History
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States

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