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The Devil's ChainProstitution and Social Control in Partitioned Poland$
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Keely Stauter-Halsted

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780801454196

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801454196.001.0001

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Sex Trafficking and Human Migration

Sex Trafficking and Human Migration

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(p.137) Chapter 5 Sex Trafficking and Human Migration
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The Devil's Chain
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Keely Stauter-Halsted

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801454196.003.0006

This chapter argues that the migration problem is the cause of sex trafficking in Poland in the early twentieth century. During these years—when many people from eastern Europe had migrated to other countries—young women traveled to Poland in search of “legitimate” jobs. However, the underdeveloped and underindustrialized economic condition in the country deprived them—many of whom came from the impoverished countryside in Europe—of the labor they needed. Thus, these conditions provided traffickers an opportunity to pose as migration agents, and lure migrant women into questionable jobs abroad. The remainder of the chapter explains Sara Rabinowitsch's study on the plight of young women caught up in the so-called sex migration.

Keywords:   migration problem, sex trafficking, migration agents, Sara Rabinowitsch, sex migration

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