Go Ana R. Sverdlick!

Another great report.  I love the unique data analysis choices in this one too…

HUMAN TRAFFICKING: A Comparative Analysis of Why Countries with Similar Characteristics have Different Situations 

By Ana R. Sverdlick

A Dissertation submitted to the Graduate School-Newark
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of

Doctor of Philosophy
Graduate Program, Division of Global Affairs Written under the direction of Professor James O. Finckenauer


More of this!!

This is what I am looking for: by Ivan Grishenko advised by Dr. Maliha Zulfacar. I am also considering doing my final master’s project on the analysis of data collected.  If a society can predict and successfully convince millions of people to buy a widget for $100 using marketing data, maybe we can predict, reduce, prevent and rehabilitate based on human trafficking data. I will be on the search for these papers!

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Ivan Grishenko, nice one!  🙂

Free thoughts: Correlation vs. Causation

With all of the data saved to this blog site, I would like to see more correlation studies…I would like to see more multivariate data analysis. Given, I am very new to the concepts. But, I would like to retrieve more when I am pulling data from the web…

I have often found my self making determinations like poverty is the cause of slavery or corruption is the cause of poverty…I would like to see more on the correlation and less determination. These statements are not to be taken completely literally, but I do often allow the correlation to overrun other analysis, perspective and possibility. It would be interesting to run trends between human trafficking and many other correlating figures. I would like to see what happens when one factor/variable/event is removed or another added…Maybe we could reduce trafficking by diluting/removing variables and/or adding others…

I would like to establish a better eye for this type of analysis in the future… For now, I will be thinking more about this: Pearson’s product-moment correlation coefficient

Please reply if you have any analysis on human trafficking that shows this approach…

Regional Distribution: Where are the victims?

regional distribution

Read more about A21 and  learn what they are doing to combat human trafficking around the world!

93% of sex trafficking victims in Canada are Canadian

Canada Sex Trafficking

Figure 1. A Spotlight on Human Trafficking  

More information about sex trafficking in Canada citing 93% of victims as Canadian’s can be found here...

1 of 3 trafficked are children: 5% increase

unodc data

  • The proportion of children among the detected victims is increasing: one in three is a child; most of them are girls – two out of every three children trafficked are girls. (United Nations Information Services of Vienna)

Read more important updates here

Recent domestic data

Recent domestic numbers provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children