Thursday, October 17, 2013

Global Slavery Index summary

The report just came out. It's 136 pages. This is what you should know.
  • 29.8 million people in slavery globally.
  • 162 countries ranked.
  • Slavery includes debt bondage, forced marriage, sale/exploitation of children, human trafficking, and forced labor.
Highest prevalence (weighted measure)
1. Mauritania (98)
2. Haiti (52)
3. Pakistan (32)
4. India (30)
5. Nepal (27)
6. Moldova (26)
7. Benin (24)
8. Cote D'Ivoire (23)
9. The Gambia (23)

Lowest prevalence (weighted measure)
150. Austria, Belgium, Greece, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland (1)
159. New Zealand (1)
160 UK, Ireland, Iceland (1)

Highest, in absolute terms (in millions)
1. India (14)
2. China (3)
3. Pakistan (2)
4. Nigeria (0.7)
5. Ethiopia (0.7)
6. Russia (0.5)
7. Thailand (0.5)
8. DR Congo (0.5)
9. Myanmar (0.4)
10. Bangladesh (0.3)

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1 comment:

Peter Dushenski said...

If they included debt slaves, as they rightly should, they could add another billion or so people in the Western World.