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Laws and Stigma: the Case of Prostitution

Giovanni Immordino and Francesco Flaviano Russo ()
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Francesco Flaviano Russo: Università di Napoli Federico II and CSEF

CSEF Working Papers from Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), University of Naples, Italy

Abstract: We study the opinions on prostitution that emerged from the World Value Survey. We show that individuals tends to justify prostitution more in countries where it is legal or regulated and less in countries where it is prohibited, even after controlling for religious, cultural and sociological factors. To overcome the endogeneity of the policy to the opinions, we propose an instrumental variable strategy, instrumenting prostitution policy with legal origins. At least for the case of prostitution, policies seem to affect opinions.

Keywords: Prostitution; Stigma; Law; Gender (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J16 K14 O17 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015-02-04
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Published in European Journal of Law and Economics, 2015, 40(2), pp. 209-223

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