What money buys: clients of street sex workers in the US
Marina Della Giusta (),
Maria Di Tommaso (),
Isilda Shima and
Steinar Strøm ()
Additional contact information
Isilda Shima: University of Turin, Department of Economics "S. Cognetti de Martiis", Postal: Via Po, 53. I-10124 Torino - Italy
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Isilda Mara
No 10/2006, Memorandum from Oslo University, Department of Economics
An econometric model that explores the effect of personal characteristics and attitudes of clients on their demand for prostitution is estimated on data from a survey of clients of street sex workers in the US. The results reveal that clients of street sex workers in our sample have two diametrically opposite profiles: one for clients who declared never to have been with a sex worker or to have been only once, whom we label “experimenters”, and one for the more experienced ones that we name “regulars”. The experimenters correspond to a more machist type, with negative views of women, and of sex workers (who are believed to be different from other women but condemned at the same time), and viewing prostitution as a complement to stable relationships. The regulars have more liberal view of women, and of sex workers, the more they dislike control the more they demand, they like variety. Their demand also increases with age and with having a permanent job, which may indicate a positive income effect. These appear to be men who are happy to satisfy their sexual wants through sex workers, which they prefer to relationships. The users of condoms seem to fit the profile of the regulars, whereas the non-users fit that of the experimenters.
Keywords: Demand for sex; ordered logit; factor analysis; US data. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C35 D12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 31 pages
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dcm, nep-lab and nep-mkt
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (9) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://www.sv.uio.no/econ/english/research/unpubli ... 006/Memo-10-2006.pdf (application/pdf)
Journal Article: What money buys: clients of street sex workers in the US (2009)
Working Paper: What money buys: clients of street sex workers in the US (2006)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:hhs:osloec:2006_010
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in Memorandum from Oslo University, Department of Economics Department of Economics, University of Oslo, P.O Box 1095 Blindern, N-0317 Oslo, Norway. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Mari Strønstad Øverås ().