Human trafficking is a crime, and those who engage in it seek to avoid discovery. Therefore, it is difficult to estimate its prevalence. That difficulty is compounded by the fact that sex trafficking is different from forced agricultural labor which is different from child labor. This webinar has expert speakers who will describe statistical approaches for estimating prevalence, especially multiple systems estimation, respondent-driven sampling, and economic modeling. The pros and cons of these methods will be discussed.
Tyler McCormick, (University of Washington)
Kristian Lum, (Human Rights Data Analysis Group)
“Multiple Systems Estimation”
Duncan Thomas, (Duke University)
Margaret Henderson, (University of North Carolina)
“An Overview of Human Trafficking”
Forum Chair: David Banks, (Duke University)
A three-hour webinar with two 15-minute break. Each speaker will have 30 minutes, with a final 30 minutes for discussion.
David Banks, (Duke University)
Daniel Manrique-Vallier, (Indiana Unversity)
Megan Price, (Human Rights Data Analysis Group)