A study of men who pay for sex, based on the Norwegian National Sex Surveys

[This study] estimates the prevalence, time trends and factors associated with paid sex among men. Methods: Norwegian Sex Surveys using similar questions in 1992, 1997 and 2002 were analyzed using a cohort analysis and logistic regression. The questionnaires included demographic background, and several aspects of sexual behaviour. The following questions on paid sex were included:

Sex Work and Economics – A rapid annotated bibliography

An annotated bibliography by Greenall M that explored the literature on sex work and economics and ordered the resources into the following categories:

Against prostitution and human trafficking for sexual purposes

A report by the Swedish Government. The primary argument in the report is that trafficking and prostitution is sustained by male demand for the purchase of sexual services. It outlines the Swedish Governments position that, 'Prostitution and human trafficking for sexual purposes represent a serious obstacle to social equality, to gender equality and to the enjoyment of human rights'. It outlines the Government's 2008 action plan for combating prostitution in Sweden and human trafficking for sexual purposes.

The Economics of the Commercial Sex Industry

A report by Ahlburg, D and Jensen, E. Commercial sex is a service and the non-price determinants of the demand for commercial sex are the same as for other commodities or services: the number of potential consumers, their preferences and incomes, the prices of other commodities and services, and perhaps their expectations of future prices and income. Since males, particularly single or divorced males, are the main demanders of commercial sex, an increase in their numbers can increase the demand for commercial sex.

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