CHANCE on modern slavery

Just to mention the latest issue of CHANCE dedicated to the statistical issues related with slavery, edited in collaboration with the Walk Free Foundation. (I remember discussing the possibility of such an issue at the CHANCE editors meeting at JSM, Boston. I also remember Bernard Silverman discussing the case as Senior Scientist to the UK Government.) Difficulties range from defining slavery, to estimating the number of slaves, for instance by capture-mark-recapture methods. to designing ways to protect against slavery. (A stunning figure is the estimated 180,000 slaves in Poland and 20,000 in The Netherlands…)

2 Responses to “CHANCE on modern slavery”

  1. Hey! If you’re interested in the issue of modern slavery, read my entry on a brief introduction to it: https://samuelgracida.wordpress.com/2017/02/18/a-brief-introduction-to-modern-slavery/ :D

  2. Cool, didn’t realize there was a magazine called “Chance.”

    Have to take a look.

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