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2015 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Pages: unavailable || Words: 684 words || 
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1. Yabiku, Scott. and Glick, Jennifer. "In‐migration, International Migration, Domestic Migration and Indirect Consumption" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton Chicago and Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, Aug 20, 2015 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2019-07-22 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1007329_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: We examine how different forms of migration--both in-migration and labor out-migration--are related to households’ direct consumption of natural resources (in contrast to indirect consumption via goods purchased in the marketplace). Direct versus indirect consumption is an important outcome because it fundamentally defines how people relate to their natural environment. People with direct consumption may have more knowledge and concern for environmental resources, and thus may take greater action to protect and conserve ecosystem services. This is an especially important issue in rapidly developing parts of the world where development and expansion often conflict with natural resources, with few institutions to protect them. As a case study, we examine the setting of the Chitwan Valley of Nepal, a rural farming region in Nepal with a growing urban center. We test how in-migration and labor out-migration shape households’ relationships to direct consumption of natural resources. Because labor migration provides remittances that can be used to buy market-based substitutes for directly produced natural resources, we expect that labor out-migration reduces households’ direct consumption of natural resources. In addition, we expect that new in-migrant households, who have been attracted to Chitwan for its abundance of services and amenities, will also have lower levels of direct consumption than longer resident households.

2018 - Northeastern Political Science Association Words: 249 words || 
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2. Assan, Joseph Kweku. "Impact of Migration on Home Areas: Internal Migration, Ethnic Identity and the Impact of Remittance Culture in Rural Ghana" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Bonaventure Hotel, Montreal, Canada, <Not Available>. 2019-07-22 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1447736_index.html>
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Abstract: This paper explores the impacts of the current forms of internal migration and shifts in labour seeking behavior of youth within the African context using rural Ghana as a case study. This study utilises data from the Ghana Living Standards Survey 6 (GLSS) (2014), involving longitudinal survey of a nationwide sample of 18,000 households. This paper examines the nature and pattern of out-migration from sending areas and how the demographic characteristics and composition of migrants’ households, including ethnicity, shapes the application and utilization of remittances in home districts of sampled migrants’. We also examine the inequalities associated with this pattern and how it is impacting on local economies and class structures of sending areas. The results of our analysis indicate a strong relationship between the patterns, practices and utilisation of remittances and the respective norms and social values embedded within the migrants’ ethnic identity. The research also shows those ethnic groups with strong internal cohesion and less assimilation remit more than those from more ethnically heterogeneous groups and that migrants from matrilineal societies in this study remit more than those of patrilineal groups. Ethnic values also shape the type of investment that migrants and their families pursue at the home areas. We conclude that migration is spurring the development non-farm diversification activities, with a preference for generating rapid financial returns compared to farming. We recommend the introduction Conditional cash Transfer Programmes as part of an effort to reduce emerging inequalities particularly for the elderly with no access to remittances.

2018 - ICA's 68th Annual Conference Words: 142 words || 
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3. Mastrogiovanni, Federico. "Reporting Migration: Journalistic Discourse on Migration and Forced Displacement in Mexico and Central America" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ICA's 68th Annual Conference, Hilton Prague, Prague, Czech Republic, <Not Available>. 2019-07-22 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1364935_index.html>
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Abstract: The migratory flows that cross the Mexican territory every year have a magnitude and importance that has to be reported by journalism. However, communication professionals tend to uncritically assume the discourse of the State, whether Mexican or American. Thus journalists do not narrate and fail to explain the business system that in Mexico is related to migration and that affects tens of thousands of Central American migrants every year, from extortion to forced disappearance. On the other side of the border, crushed by the gangs and drug-trafficking narrative, journalists fail to relate forced displacement and migration to the violence generated by multinational companies and public officials to control territory and exploit natural resources. The present work is a critical analysis of the influence that the hegemonic narrative of national security has in journalistic works on migration and proposes a critical journalistic alternative.

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