PhD research: Towards improved estimates of Senegalese emigration flows and understanding of the role of social networks and health as transmission channels for climate-induced migration

October 2022 to September 2027
digital data
climate change
health (general)
network effects
Université Gaston Berger De Saint Louis (Senegal)
Research fields
Law and Political Science
Medicine and Health Sciences
Social Sciences

This project delivers improved statistics on Senegalese emigration through a combination of traditional (typically incomplete and outdated) and digital data; and empirically analyses the role of social networks (estimated using digital data as well) and health as – often overlooked - channels through which climate change may affect migration, thereby controlling for traditional determinants of migration decisions in Senegal.