Ethnic Fragmentation, Conflict, Displaced Persons and Human Trafficking: An Empirical Analysis

Citation:

Akee, Randall K. Q., Arnab K. Basu, Nancy H. Chau, and Melanie Khamis. 2010. "Chapter 28: Ethnic Fragmentation, Conflict, Displaced Persons and Human Trafficking: An Empirical Analysis." In Migration and Culture (Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Volume 8), edited by Gil S. Epstien and Ira N. Gang, 691-716. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Authors: Randall K. Q. Akee, Arnab K. Basu, Nancy H. Chau, Melanie Khamis

Abstract:

Ethnic conflicts and their links to international human trafficking have recently received a surge in international attention. It appears that ethnic conflicts exacerbate the internal displacement of individuals from networks of family and community, and their access to economic and social safety nets. These same individuals are then vulnerable to being trafficked by the hopes of better economic prospects elsewhere. In this chapter, we empirically examine this link between ethnic fragmentation, conflicts, internally displaced persons, refugees, and international trafficking, making use of a novel dataset of international trafficking. We conduct a direct estimation, which highlights the ultimate impact of ethnic fragmentation and conflict on international trafficking through internal and international displacements.

Keywords: internally displaced people, ethnic conflict, human trafficking, economics, ethnic fragmentation, refugees

Topics: Armed Conflict, Ethnic/Communal Wars, Displacement & Migration, IDPs, Refugees, Economies, Ethnicity, Gender, Trafficking, Human Trafficking

Year: 2010

© 2017 CONSORTIUM ON GENDER, SECURITY & HUMAN RIGHTSLEGAL STATEMENT All photographs used on this site, and any materials posted on it, are the property of their respective owners, and are used by permission. Photographs: The images used on the site may not be downloaded, used, or reproduced in any way without the permission of the owner of the image. Materials: Visitors to the site are welcome to peruse the materials posted for their own research or for educational purposes. These materials, whether the property of the Consortium or of another, may only be reproduced with the permission of the owner of the material. This website contains copyrighted materials. The Consortium believes that any use of copyrighted material on this site is both permissive and in accordance with the Fair Use doctrine of 17 U.S.C. § 107. If, however, you believe that your intellectual property rights have been violated, please contact the Consortium at info@genderandsecurity.org.