Gender, environmental change, and migration aspirations and abilities in Tangier and Tinghir, Morocco

Lore Van Praag*

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Abstract

Gender plays a role in all aspects of migration but is underrepresented in migration theories, particularly relating to environmental migration. In this research I address how men and women experience vulnerabilities to environmental change differently and how these vulnerabilities are reflected in their aspirations and ability to migrate. I focus on two urban areas in Morocco with distinct migration histories and environmental contexts: Tangier and Tinghir. I conducted qualitative interviews with a total of 48 informants. My findings indicate that vulnerability to environmental change and aspirations and ability to migrate are influenced by access to social, financial, and economic resources, and are structured by gender. Further, my analyses identified interactions among gender, generation, migration networks, and place of residence and explain why populations most affected by environmental change are unable to migrate, increasing gender inequalities within these regions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-34
Number of pages12
JournalHuman Ecology
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Brain-be BELSPO – Making Migration Work for Adaptation to Environmental Changes. A Belgian Appraisal (MIGRADAPT) under Grant [BR/175/A4/MIGRADAPT]; Brain-be BELSPO [BR/175/A4/MIGRADAPT].

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Brain-be BELSPO ? Making Migration Work for Adaptation to Environmental Changes. A Belgian Appraisal (MIGRADAPT) under Grant [BR/175/A4/MIGRADAPT]; Brain-be BELSPO [BR/175/A4/MIGRADAPT].

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.

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