Estimating Labor Trafficking among Unauthorized Migrant Workers in San Diego

  title={Estimating Labor Trafficking among Unauthorized Migrant Workers in San Diego},
  author={Sheldon X. Zhang and Michael W. Spiller and Brian Karl Finch and Yang Qin},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={65 - 86}
Research on labor trafficking faces many methodological challenges, which make it difficult to provide reliable estimates of the problem. In this research, we applied respondent-driven sampling and unique access to migrant communities in San Diego County, California, to estimate the extent of trafficking violations in one of America’s largest Spanish-speaking immigrant destinations. We found that 30 percent of undocumented migrant laborers were victims of labor trafficking, 55 percent were… Expand

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