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Labor Trafficking in North Carolina: A Statewide Survey Using Multistage Sampling

Award Information

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Funding Category
Awardee County
San Diego
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $603,357)

The project will produce credible, statewide statistical estimates of the scope of labor trafficking victimization among crop farmworkers in North Carolina and investigate the types of victimization experienced by this population. This project will also compare what is learned about the scope and nature of labor trafficking victimization in the state with the nature and scope of victimization indicated in prosecuted labor trafficking cases involving North Carolina farmworkers for validation and comparison.

Researchers will survey 400 subjects drawn based on a stratified multi-stage probability sampling of migrant dwellings across North Carolina. Specifically, researchers will use a recently developed sampling enumeration strategy that takes into consideration existing census blocks and density of crop farming activities to achieve greater precision in estimates over traditional multi-stage random sampling. Researchers will administer a survey to this sample that uses the same core trafficking measures developed through a rigorous implementation process and validated in the recent study on the scope of labor trafficking victimization among migrant laborers in San Diego County. In addition to using the survey data to produce prevalence estimates, researchers will also provide parametric estimates of the key indicators of labor trafficking victimization among migrant crop workers and establish risk profiles of farmworkers most susceptible to trafficking violations using multivariate statistics.


Date Created: September 12, 2013