Economics and development
Although it is well accepted that sex work and poverty, stigma and inequality are linked, too often simplistic assumptions about these factors lead to ineffective, and even harmful, programmes and policies. The PLRI will work to establish broader understandings of the economics of the sex sector, the drivers of demand for, and supply of, commercial sex; the factors that determine prices and behaviours within sex industries, the economic re-distributional effects of commercial sex and the impact of broader economic trends on people that buy, sell or trade sexual services. To achieve this we will analyse sex work economies as they relate to the processes of development, human rights, social protection, livelihoods strengthening and equitable development policy and programming.
Entry filed under: Economics and Development.