and Effects of Modern Slavery
There is no single reason why slavery is still in existence, or thriving
for that matter, and there are a multitude of effects.
Some Causes and
- The world's population has more than tripled. This population
explosion leaves many countries over populated and is damaging to
(more people = less jobs). Most of the population growth has taken
place in the developing world.
- Industrialization, or the move toward it, in many developing countries
involves mass migration to urban areas. This influx of workers leaves
many without job security, easily dispensible in the work force.
- Although slavery is internationally illegal, government corruption
can make slavery easy to get away with, or even profitable for a country.
- Slavery is cheap, easy, and profitable. Slaves are disposable. World
wide poverty is rampant.
- People in developed nations
are widely unaware that slavery exists today (for example, the US
government estimates that 50,000 people
are trafficked into the U.S. each year alone). Those that are aware
often don't know what they can do.
- Slavery tends to exist
in cycles: poverty, slavery, lack of education and lack of political,
economic or any kind of freedom all are both causes and effects of
the modern slavery
- Because of these factors,
slavery continues and will continue to expand unfettered by international
efforts to stop it.