bonded labor

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a practice in which employers give high-interest loans to workers whose entire families then labor at low wages to pay off the debt

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But many who set off in the hope of earning their fortune end up in debt bondage because the fees are so huge they have to forfeit their salaries when they start work just to pay them off.
A considerable portion of this group is subjected to exploitation and trafficking through debt bondage, charging of exorbitant fees, and confiscation of identity documents to prevent escape.
The report noted that it was "unclear whether the government decreased efforts to protect victims of trafficking due to a lack of government provided statistics in this area, and many victims of forced labour, including debt bondage, likely remained unidentified and unprotected.
A large percentage of foreign workers borrowed money or sold property in their home countries to secure their jobs, increasing their vulnerability to debt bondage," it added.
org/findings/) report  by Australia-based human rights group Walk Free Foundation increased its estimate of people born into servitude, trafficked for sex work or trapped in debt bondage or forced labor from 35.
According to UK daily The Guardian , these alleged abuses include "erratic or reduced payment of wages, passport confiscation, workers entering employment with high levels of debt bondage, and pay levels below those agreed when workers were recruited in their home countries".
In big cities, including Karachi, a large number of children, both male and female, are engaged in domestic work, often under debt bondage.
Amanda Bailey's examination of debt bondage contributes significantly to a growing body of scholarship on early modern global economics.
Modern slavery takes many forms, including debt bondage, forced marriage, the sale of children, human trafficking and forced labour.
Mode a Modern day slavery is defined as human trafficking, forced labour and practices such as debt bondage, forced marriage and the sale or exploitation of children.
8 million people were born into servitude, trafficked for sex work, trapped in debt bondage or exploited for forced labour.
The index said results include "slavery, forced labour, human trafficking, debt bondage, forced or servile marriage", along with sexual exploitation
The foundation's definition of modern slavery includes slavery-like practices such as debt bondage, forced marriage and the sale or exploitation of children, as well as human trafficking and forced labour.
This broad definition includes many slavery-related practices such as human trafficking, forced labor, debt bondage, forced marriage, commercial sexual exploitation and the sale and exploitation of children.
Changes that reduce the commissions of intermediaries would inevitablyreduce the cost of recruitment that is borne by the employer; at the same timereducing, or eliminating, debt bondage and all the vulnerabilities that follow from it.