Human Trafficking and Displacement in South Asia: An Econometric A

Tanjina Rahman, Md. Israt Rayhan, Nayeem Sultana


Human trafficking has received increased media and national attention. Despite concerted efforts to combat human trafficking, the trade in
persons persists and in fact continues to grow. This paper describes the relationship and distinction between trafficking and ethnic
fragmentation, conflict, internally displaced person by different measures of control. To explain the relationship between these factors, this
study uses a Probit regression model. It appears that ethnic conflict leads the internal displacement of individuals from networks of family
and community, and their access to economic and social safety nets.


Trafficking, Displacement, Probit, Conflict, Econometrics.

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