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dc.contributor.authorOmar Mahmoud, Tomanen_US
dc.contributor.authorTrebesch, Christophen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-10en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-09T07:48:30Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-09T07:48:30Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.citationKiel working paper 1480 Kiel Inst. for the World Economy, Kielen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24876-
dc.description.abstractHuman trafficking is a humanitarian problem of global scale, but quantitative research on the issue barely exists. This paper is a first attempt to explore the economic drivers of human trafficking and migrant exploitation using micro data. We argue that migration pressure combined with informal migration patterns and incomplete information are the key determinants of human trafficking. To test our argument, we use a unique new dataset of 5513 households from Belarus, Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine. The main result is in line with our expectations: Migrant families in high migration areas and with larger migrant networks are much more likely to have a trafficked victim among their members. Our results also indicate that illegal migration increases trafficking risks and that awareness campaigns and a reduction of information asymmetries might be an effective strategy to reduce the crime.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKiel working paper 1480en_US
dc.subject.jelF22en_US
dc.subject.jelJ61en_US
dc.subject.jelK42en_US
dc.subject.jelO17en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordHuman traffickingen_US
dc.subject.keywordmigrant exploitationen_US
dc.subject.keywordillegal migrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordmigration networksen_US
dc.subject.keywordEastern Europeen_US
dc.subject.stwMenschenhandelen_US
dc.subject.stwIllegale Einwanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziales Netzwerken_US
dc.subject.stwFamiliensoziologieen_US
dc.subject.stwUnvollkommene Informationen_US
dc.subject.stwWeißrusslanden_US
dc.subject.stwBulgarienen_US
dc.subject.stwMoldawienen_US
dc.subject.stwRumänienen_US
dc.titleThe economic drivers of human trafficking: micro-evidence from five Eastern European countriesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn591303515en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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