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dc.contributor.authorOmar Mahmoud, Tomanen_US
dc.contributor.authorTrebesch, Christophen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-13T15:01:51Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-13T15:01:51Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/39939-
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.publisherVerein für Socialpolitik, Ausschuss für Entwicklungsländer Göttingenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Frankfurt a.M. 2009 38en_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.titleThe Economic Drivers of Human Trafficking: Micro-Evidence from Five Eastern European Countries.en_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn654199124-
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:ifwkie:39939-
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