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Demand for Sexual Services in Britain: Does Sex Education Matter?

By analysing survey data from 1999-2001 and 2010-2012, researchers have estimated the demand for commercial sex among British men.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 12:01 am EDT

By analysing survey data from 1999-2001 and 2010-2012, researchers have estimated the demand for commercial sex among British men.

The Scottish Journal of Political Economy study found that men traveling abroad, men living in London, drug users, religious men, and men with middle-class income are more often together with prostitutes than other men.

The most notable finding from a policy point of view was that learning about sex in school had a significant and sizeable negative effect on the expected number of times with a prostitute. The authors noted that requiring sex education in all schools could therefore help in reducing prostitution in Britain.

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Link to Study: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/sjpe.12198

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The Scottish Journal of Political Economy is a generalist journal with an explicitly international reach in both readership and authorship. It is dedicated to publishing the highest quality research, without prejudice to the methodology or to the analytical techniques used. The editors encourage submissions in all fields of economics in order to provide innovative contributions to the literature, and to further the influence of economics in the world of practical affairs. The Scottish Journal of Political Economy aims to offer a balance of the best theoretical and empirical material, without favouring a particular type of analysis or subject area, with a wide coverage that includes:

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