Contemporary forms of slavery: an empirical analysis

Lorena Arocha, Roehampton University

This paper attempts an empirical analysis on contemporary forms of slavery, using the latest available data and information. In particular, a cross-section of more than 140 countries is examined, to determine which are the main factors driving the differences in the relevance of slavery. An ordered logit model is used to estimate these effects. Preliminary results are discussed and they suggest that support is found for the theoretical hypotheses put forward by historians.

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Presented in Poster Session 3