RE: A Socio-Environmental Perspective on International Migration

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Jul 21, 2016
William R. Burnside, Heather Randell, Noelle Beckman, Jenny Zambrano, and Allison Howard

Published a response to the article, "A Socio-Environmental Perspective on International Migration," by Frans Wilekens, Douglas Massey, James Raymer, and Chris Beauchemin in Science (DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf6545).

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We applaud Willekens et al. (27 May 2016) for highlighting our incomplete knowledge of international migration and for suggesting useful priorities for training and for data collection, availability, and modeling. We agree that this work is hindered by “fragmentation … along disciplinary lines” but argue that integrating the environmental context, causes, and consequences into migration research, teaching, and policy is necessary to understand international migration holistically . . .

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