10 Countries With The Most Slaves Populations that are vulnerable to slavery often reside in countries where government is not stable or discrimination is prevalent, according to the Walk Free Foundation.
Fiona David, executive director of coach outlet handbags target global research for the foundation, summarized the coach outlet stores colorado role of political instability in driving vulnerability, telling 24/7 Wall St., "In conflict situations, the rule of law breaks coach outlet atlanta estate down. People no longer have access to the police or other services to protect them." Similarly, when discrimination is rampant, people also lack access to important protective services. Vulnerability to slavery is also shaped by a country's economic and social development. In fact, the nations with the highest numbers of people living in slavery often had low scores on the Human Development Index (HDI). Seven of the 10 countries on our list had low HDI scores, falling outside the top 100 nations measured out of a total of 187 countries. One country that scored especially poorly was the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where a lack of stability has hampered development and, in turn, made people vulnerable to coach outlet stores ellenton slavery. To identify the countries where the most people live in modern slavery, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed figures from The Global Slavery Index 2014 on the estimated population living in slavery in each country. The index also provided the approximate percentages of a country's population living in modern slavery.
We also reviewed data from the United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Index (HDI). Economic data, such as gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, came from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Data on corruption is from the 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index, compiled by Transparency International.
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