9780415397179

Sex Markets: A Denied Industry

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415397179

  • ISBN10:

    0415397170

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-04-03
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

P Empirical and mathematically rigorous, this book provides a study of the economics of prostitution rather than focusing on the sociological and cultural themes. Using economic tools of analysis, internationally based editors have put together a theoretically informed volume that explores the supply and demand of prostitution. /P P Prostitution is a globalized industry involving millions of workers and it is characterized by a high degree of inequality in working conditions (ranging from slavery to self managed and legalised unionised employment), by different sub-markets and fully integrated in the productive system. /P P Taking a provocative approach to prostitution, this book is a must read for students and researchers in the area of gender and economics. /P

Table of Contents

Studying sex workp. 5
Conceprualising sex workp. 7
Social sciences and sex workp. 11
Economics and sex workp. 15
A reputation approach to the analysis of the sex marketp. 17
The demand side, the clientsp. 19
The supply sidep. 25
Market equilibriump. 29
The sex market when norms are endogenousp. 31
Different markets and policies: decriminalisation, criminalisation, abolitionismp. 35
Empirical applicationp. 39
The demand side: clients of street sex workers in the USp. 41
A specific segment of the supply side: sexually exploited trafficked womenp. 61
Appendicesp. 75
Notesp. 83
Referencesp. 87
Indexp. 91
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