Authors

XU XUFollow

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Economics

Advisor

Sylwester, Kevin

Abstract

The main object of this paper is to present a cross-country analysis of the relationship between environmental quality and migration. To achieve this goal we examine how pollution interacts with income to influence different types of migration. The statistical results show that for very poor countries, pollution is negatively related to migration. Skilled workers, especially females, are more likely to emigrate due to the pollution in source countries. However, higher income acts as compensation and makes people more tolerant of pollution.

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