Graduate Student Luis Palomino Research Project Update

Contributed by Luis Palomino

Luis Palomino, M.A. '22“COVID-19 and internal migration in Peru”

My research seeks to analyze the effects of lockdown policies on internal migration. This study also aims to determine if the effects of lockdown and remote work policies on the new patterns of the spatial distribution of the population are short-term, medium-term, or long-term, especially in developing countries. Therefore, I propose two research goals. First, show how the lockdown and remote work policies impacted internal migration. Second, study the spatial distribution patterns of the population due to lockdown policies in Peru: Which regions have new migration patterns in the short, medium, or long term? I will achieve the research goals by exploiting three databases: (1) Internal migration, (2) Lockdown policies, and (3) Socioeconomic indicators from censuses and surveys.