Not ‘taken’ for granted: Can freedom curb human trafficking?


  • John A. Tures Professor of Political Science, LaGrange College



Freedom, Human trafficking.


In this study, we examine the relationship between freedom and human trafficking in non-OECD countries. Countries with high levels of economic and political freedom both do a better job of prosecuting human traffickers, protecting of victims, and preventing of the problem from occurring in the first place. Other key political, economic and social factors are not associated with reducing the incidence of human trafficking in the developing world.


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