Environmental Risk Perception and Migration

  • Avijit Mistri
  • Bhaswati Das


Environmental migration occurs when the environment adversely affects a person’s livelihood, resulting in migration as an outcome. Simply put, migration is linked to environmental stressors through livelihood issues. This chapter examines risk perception study, which is one of the best approaches to assess the association between livelihood issues and environmental stressors. The subjective appraisal of the environmental threats to their livelihood is the focal theme of risk perception study. The people of Sundarban have a moderately strong risk of environmental adversity in their activities, especially farming and fishing, whether they are migrants or non-migrants.


Risk perception Affective imagery Psychometric paradigm Psychophysical scaling 


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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

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