Understanding Human Trafficking Origin: A Cross-Country Empirical Analysis

  title={Understanding Human Trafficking Origin: A Cross-Country Empirical Analysis},
  author={Smriti Rao and Christina Presenti},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  pages={231 - 263}
Abstract Feminist work on global human trafficking has highlighted the conceptual difficulty of differentiating between trafficking and migration. This contribution uses a cross-country United Nations Office on Crime and Drugs dataset on human trafficking from 2006 to empirically evaluate the socioeconomic characteristics of high-trafficking origin countries and compare them with patterns that have emerged in the literature on migration. In particular, the authors ask how and how much per… Expand
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