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

22 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2018

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Marilena Locatelli

University of Turin - Department of Economics

Steinar Strøm

University of Oslo - Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Date Written: November 2018

Abstract

On survey data from 1999 to 2001 and 2010 to 2012, we estimate the demand for commercial sex among British men. We estimate a zero‐inflated count model, which takes into account the probability of not participating in the sex market and number of times with a prostitute. We find that sex education in school has a negative and significant role in the demand for paid sex. We also find that men with a typical middle‐class income are more likely to buy sex. Travelling abroad or living in London increases the likelihood of British men buying sex.

Suggested Citation

Locatelli, Marilena and Strøm, Steinar, Demand for Sexual Services In Britain: Does Sex Education Matter? (November 2018). Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 65, Issue 5, pp. 550-571, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3260132 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/sjpe.12198

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