Social Capital and its Role in 1930s Drought Adaptation and Migration in Saskatchewan

Julia Laforge
This research examines the role that capital, particularly social capital, plays in human adaptation to climate change through migration using the 1930s drought in Saskatchewan as the case study. Exploring the motivations of those who migrated from drought-stricken southern portion of the province to the Aspen Parkland to the north provides an understanding of how farmers and rural communities adapt to extreme climatic conditions. In a period of difficult economic and environmental conditions, when financial...
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