Sex Markets: A Denied Industry

Sex Markets: A Denied Industry

by Marina Della Giusta, Maria Di Tommaso, Steinar Strom
     
 

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.

Prostitution is a globalized industry

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Overview

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.

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 legalized unionized employment), by different sub-markets and fully integrated in the productive system.

Taking a provocative approach to prostitution, this book is a must read for students and researchers in the area of gender and economics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415423724
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Series:
Routledge IAFFE Advances in Feminist Economics Series
Edition description:
New
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Studying Prostitution 1.1. Conceptualising Prostitution 1.2. Social Sciences and Prostitution 1.3. Economics and Prostitution Part 2: A Reputation Approach to Prostitution 2.1. The Demand Side 2.2. The Supply Side 2.3. Equilibrium 2.4. The Market for Prostitution when Norms are Endogenous 2.5. Different Markets and Policies Part 3: Empirical Application 3.1. The Demand Side: Clients of Street Sex Workers in the US 3.2. A Specific Segment of the Supply Side: Sexually Exploited Trafficked Women

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