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An Asset-Based Approach to Understanding and Modeling Vulnerability to and Resilience against Acquisition for the Purposes of Human Trafficking Victimization

Abstract An asset-based approach to vulnerability, as presented in Voices of the Poor: Can Anyone Hear Us? and World Development Report 2000/2001: Attacking Poverty, provides a possible theoretical framework for understanding vulnerability to human trafficking. Case studies, field studies and narratives of human trafficking provide evidence that the assets of victims of trafficking play a significant role in human trafficking. This appears to be true both with regard to how traffickers exploit victim assets and with regard to how successful human trafficking prevention efforts are implemented. By exploring and further establishing this connection, I hope to provide evidence that a model of human trafficking acquisition incorporating elements of vict... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Fees, Kyle Elliot (Author) / Stancliff, Michael (Advisor) / Behl, Natasha (Committee member) / Murphy Erfani, Julie (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social research / Sociology / assets / human capital / human trafficking / slavery / social capital / vulnerability
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 150 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Social Justice and Human Rights 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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