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The Law and Economics of International Sex Slavery: Prostitution Laws and Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation


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Title: The Law and Economics of International Sex Slavery: Prostitution Laws and Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation
Authors: Jakobsson, Niklas
Kotsadam, Andreas
Issue Date: Jun-2010
Publication type: report
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
458
Keywords: law and economics
prostitution
sexual exploitation
sex slavery
trafficking
Abstract: International trafficking in humans for sexual exploitation is an economic activity driven by profit motives, and up to four million people are estimated to be exploited by human traffickers each year. Laws regarding commercial sex influence the profitability of trafficking and may thus affect the inflow of trafficking to a country. Using two recent sources of European cross country data we show that trafficking of persons for commercial sexual exploitation (as proxied by the data sets we are us... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/22825
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