bonded labor

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Noun1.bonded labor - a practice in which employers give high-interest loans to workers whose entire families then labor at low wages to pay off the debt; the practice is illegal in the United States
slavery, thraldom, thrall, thralldom, bondage - the state of being under the control of another person
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Some were sold into debt bondage, prostitution and forced marriage.
Too often, migrant workers find themselves in debt bondage, their choices constrained by their need to relieve this financial burden," William Gois, Regional Coordinator of the Migrant Forum in Asia, said.
In many cases, they are not paid or are held in debt bondage.
The basic objective of the bill is to prohibit slavery and debt bondage in all of its manifestations and regulating matters leading to debt bondage of workers.
The ILO (International Labour Organisation) estimates that there are 21m people globally in forced labour but the actual number is much higher if one includes the large numbers of workers suffering under debt bondage.
Amanda Bailey's examination of debt bondage contributes significantly to a growing body of scholarship on early modern global economics.
Traffickers frequently target victims and then use violence, threats, lies, false promises, debt bondage or other forms of control and manipulation to keep victims enslaved in the sex industry for their own profit.
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.
The survey's definition of modern slavery includes victims of human trafficking, forced labour, debt bondage and those who are used, controlled and exploited by others for profit, sex or the thrill of domination.
Debt bondage, forced marriage and the sale or exploitation of children, as well as human trafficking are also included in the foundation's interpretation of modern slavery.
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.
The index said results include "slavery, forced labour, human trafficking, debt bondage, forced or servile marriage", along with sexual exploitation