Preventing forced labor: causal evidence from both government and non-governmental interventions in Brazil
This proposal lays the grounds for an impact evaluation aimed at assessing the potential of two types of interventions in curbing the use of forced labor in Brazil. More specifically, we analyze in a quasi-experimental manner (i) whether specialized state presence, in the form of Labor Judicial Courts and Labor Offices, diminishes the use of forced labor in Brazilian municipalities and (ii) whether the intervention of an NGO, through educational activities, is effective in curbing the use of slave-like labor. At last, we aim to analyze how the interaction of these two institutions may be complementary in achieving socially ecient outcomes. Once with the final results, we intend to help authorities and the third sector in designing joint policies to fight slave and slave-like labor in Brazil.
Law enforcement and monitoring, Institutional framework and governance
Forced labor, Access to preventive and protective services