Environmental Change, Livelihood Issues and Migration

Sundarban Biosphere Reserve, India

  • Avijit Mistri
  • Bhaswati Das

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Avijit Mistri, Bhaswati Das
    Pages 1-19
  3. Avijit Mistri, Bhaswati Das
    Pages 21-40
  4. Avijit Mistri, Bhaswati Das
    Pages 41-70
  5. Avijit Mistri, Bhaswati Das
    Pages 71-84
  6. Avijit Mistri, Bhaswati Das
    Pages 85-99
  7. Avijit Mistri, Bhaswati Das
    Pages 101-129
  8. Avijit Mistri, Bhaswati Das
    Pages 131-147
  9. Avijit Mistri, Bhaswati Das
    Pages 149-160
  10. Avijit Mistri, Bhaswati Das
    Pages 161-165
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 167-169

About this book


This book deals with the out-migration from the UNESCO designated Sundarban Biosphere Reserve in India. It focuses on the question whether out-migration is a consequence of environmental change or livelihood issues and development deficit. It investigates the processes of migration from a broad spectrum, exploring a wide range of economic, social, and demographic factors along with environmental stressors. The processes of migration studied and empirically illustrated include migration stream, migration pattern, reasons for migration, the nexus between migration and social network, aspiration and different human, economic and physical capital. The book adopts a modelistic approach called the Sustainable Livelihood Approach (SLA) to investigate whether migration from Sundarban is an environmental migration or not. In addition it uses the risk perception approach of people’s cognition or ‘affective imagery’ to examine the degree of perceived environmental risk in the means of living, especially farming and fishing, of the islanders of Sundarban. 

The book will be of interest to researchers and academicians in the areas of migration studies, geography, political science, sociology and economics.


Environmental Migration Sustainable Livelihood Sundarban Biosphere Reserve Environmental Risk Perception Climate Change

Authors and affiliations

  • Avijit Mistri
    • 1
  • Bhaswati Das
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyNistarini CollegePuruliaIndia
  2. 2.Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-8734-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-8735-7
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