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Combating Forced Labour and Human Trafficking in Africa: The Role of Endogenous and Exogenous Forces
African Review of Economics and Finance
  • Ambe J. Njoh, University of South Florida
  • Elizabeth N.M. Ayuk-Etang, University of Buea
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
12-1-2012
Keywords
  • Africa’s triple heritage,
  • Child labour,
  • forced labour,
  • human trafficking
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Abstract

It is widely believed that indigenous culture and tradition are at the root of the human trafficking and forced labour problem in Africa. Adherents to this viewpoint also claim that endogenous as opposed to exogenous forces impede efforts to eradicate the problem. This study employed a loglinear regression model to test the tenability of this claim. It hypothesized an inverse association between indigenous culture/tradition and efforts to combat human trafficking. The hypothesis was rejected. It is shown that anti-trafficking initiatives are less successful where indigenous tradition is dominated, or has been usurped, by imported cultural practices.

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African Review of Economics and Finance, v. 4, issue 1, p. 30-52

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Ambe J. Njoh and Elizabeth N.M. Ayuk-Etang. "Combating Forced Labour and Human Trafficking in Africa: The Role of Endogenous and Exogenous Forces" African Review of Economics and Finance Vol. 4 Iss. 1 (2012) p. 30 - 52
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