The Effects of Weather-Induced Migration on Sons of the Soil Riots in India

@article{Bhavnani2015TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Weather-Induced Migration on Sons of the Soil Riots in India},
  author={Rikhil R. Bhavnani and Rikhil R. Bethany Lacina},
  journal={World Politics},
  year={2015},
  volume={67},
  pages={760 - 794}
}
  • Rikhil R. Bhavnani, Rikhil R. Bethany Lacina
  • Published 2015
  • Economics
  • World Politics
  • Migration is thought to cause sons of the soil conflict, particularly if natives tend to be unemployed. Using data from India, the authors investigate the causal effect of domestic migration on riots by instrumenting for migration using weather shocks in migrants’ places of origin. They find a direct effect of migration on riots, but do not find that this effect is larger in places with more native unemployment. They argue and find evidence that migration is less likely to cause rioting where… CONTINUE READING
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