The Economics of Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is a transnational crime damaging human rights and security, particularly for women and girls but also for men and society as a whole. Scientific research on human trafficking is still at the infant stage but emerging, as awareness on the seriousness of the problem is growing.
This website presents two scientific outcomes in the field of the economics of human trafficking:
The introduction and annual update of the 3P Anti-trafficking Policy Index, evaluating policy efforts against human trafficking in the three prime areas of prosecution, protection and prevention (3Ps) worldwide (see Anti-trafficking Policy/3P section). Economic research on the causes and consequences of human trafficking and its policy implications (see Research/Policy section).
"3P" Anti-trafficking Policy Index (click here for details)
- This project was financed by the EU (Project: Indexing Trafficking in Human Beings, University of Göttingen, Feb. 2010-March 2012) for the initial development of the 3P Anti-trafficking Policy Index covering the period of 2000-2010.
- The most recent update of the 2011 Index was supported by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW-Berlin).
- The 3P Anti-trafficking Policy Index is currently available for 185 countries for the period of 2000-2011.
Source of the Map: Cho, Seo-Young, Human Trafficking, Germany only Average when it comes to Protecting Victims, DIW Economic Bulletin vol. 2, NOV. 2012