Using the Past to Inform the Future: Archival Data Analysis to Improve Evidence for Policy and Practice for Child Labor Trafficking Survivors in Sierra Leone
Child labor trafficking affects a significant amount of children in Sierra Leone; however, evidence of how identified victims are served and their outcomes after social service intervention are scarce.
Social Relationships and Child Labor Migration from Karamoja, Uganda: An Exploratory Study
This is an exploratory, qualitative study of the role of social relationships in Karamojong child labor migration.
Modern Forms of Debt-Bondage in Indian Agriculture
This paper re-interrogates the nature of unfreedom in Indian agriculture. Debt-bondage in agriculture has prevailed in India since ancient times. However, the nature of bondage has significantly changed over the years.
Informal child labor in Dhaka City: Exploring the pull factors and health sufferings of children involved in waste management
Child labor is a major social and public health conundrum in many developing countries.
Child labor and learning outcomes in agricultural households in Côte d’Ivoire
Our paper documents risk factors for schooling and child labor in Côte d'Ivoire.
Points of inflection: Analysis of the impact of Covid-19 on the vulnerabilities Eritrean refugees face to human trafficking in Sudan
Evidence is emerging that the recent in coup in Sudan, the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, and the COVID-19 pandemic are driving a human trafficking crisis for Eritrean forced migrants.
Breaking the cycle of intergenerational practices of grooming young women and girls into the sex industry in India: Promising interventions in skills building, education, and livelihoods options for Denotified, Nomadic and Semi Nomadic Tribes
Almost 20 percent of victims of human trafficking globally are sexually exploited (ILO and Walk Free Foundation 2017). In India’s sex industry, many young women and girls come from impoverished, low-caste communities, including Nomadic, Semi-Nomadic, and Denotified tribes.
The effect of longer school days on crime: Are kids the victims or the perpetrators?
In this research project, I study the effect of longer school days on juvenile crime and child work in illegal organizations by exploiting a policy setup in Colombia that aims to increase the length of school hours dedicated to academic activities by 7 hours per day.
School, Work or Marriage? Gender Gaps in Child Development
Using detailed child-level panel data and geo-coded data on agricultural shocks from India I examine how decisions regarding girls’ and boys’ schooling, employment and marriage respond to changes in household income and labor opportunities.