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HUMAN TRAFFICKING FOR LABOR PURPOSES: AN ANALYSIS OF IMMIGRATION POLICY AND ECONOMIC FORCES WITHIN THE UNITED STATES

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Date Issued:
2011
Abstract/Description:
Human trafficking is an international crisis which has emerged as a human rights issue of the highest priority for many nations. This is not a new occurrence, although the onset of globalization has provoked increased intensity in this international crime. Recent studies, including the U.S. State Department's 2009 Trafficking in Persons Report have predicted that the recent global economic crisis will inflate these numbers to an even larger number of victims. This thesis will investigate these phenomena ultimately asking: Do immigration policies and economic conditions contribute to the recent proliferation in cases of human trafficking for labor purposes? Moreover with the recent global economic crisis, has consumer demand affected an increase in cheap migrant labor furthering vulnerabilities that create prime situations for human trafficking and forced labor? This thesis will investigate these questions by focusing on the geographic parameters of the United States and Mexico due to their physical proximity and the history of immigration between these neighboring countries.
Title: HUMAN TRAFFICKING FOR LABOR PURPOSES: AN ANALYSIS OF IMMIGRATION POLICY AND ECONOMIC FORCES WITHIN THE UNITED STATES.
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Name(s): Owen, Candace, Author
Morales, Waltraud, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Human trafficking is an international crisis which has emerged as a human rights issue of the highest priority for many nations. This is not a new occurrence, although the onset of globalization has provoked increased intensity in this international crime. Recent studies, including the U.S. State Department's 2009 Trafficking in Persons Report have predicted that the recent global economic crisis will inflate these numbers to an even larger number of victims. This thesis will investigate these phenomena ultimately asking: Do immigration policies and economic conditions contribute to the recent proliferation in cases of human trafficking for labor purposes? Moreover with the recent global economic crisis, has consumer demand affected an increase in cheap migrant labor furthering vulnerabilities that create prime situations for human trafficking and forced labor? This thesis will investigate these questions by focusing on the geographic parameters of the United States and Mexico due to their physical proximity and the history of immigration between these neighboring countries.
Identifier: CFE0003908 (IID), ucf:48735 (fedora)
Note(s): 2011-08-01
M.A.
Sciences, Department of Political Science
Masters
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Subject(s): Human Trafficking
Forced Labor
Immigration
Migration
Farm Labor Contractors
Agricultural Sector
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0003908
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Host Institution: UCF

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