The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Prostitution by Scott CunninghamThe Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Prostitution by Scott Cunningham

The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Prostitution

EditorScott Cunningham, Manisha Shah

Hardcover | August 25, 2016

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Prostitution bears the unique title of being both the "world's oldest profession" and one of the least understood occupations. Unlike most of the crime and family literature, prostitution appears to be have all the features of traditional markets: prices, supply and demand considerations,variety in the organizational structure, and policy relevance. Despite this, economists have largely ignored prostitution in their research and writings. This has been changing, however, over the last twenty years as greater access to data has enabled economists to build better theories and gain abetter understanding of the organization of sex market. The Oxford Hanbook of the Economics of Prostitution fills the gap in our understanding. It brings together many of the top researchers in the field who explain how the prostitution markets are organized across space and time, the role of technology in shaping labor supply and demand, theintersection of prostitution with trafficking, and the optimal use of law enforcement. What makes the material unique is its explicit focus on economics as the primary methodology for organizing our understanding of prostitution. The Handbook brings to scholars' attention for the first time acollection of original writings on prostitution that provides an overview of what is known and what is not known in this area. Researchers with an interest in underground markets, labor economics, risky behaviors, marriage, and gender will find the book's contents illuminating and path breaking.
Scott Cunningham is an Associate Professor of Economics at Baylor University. His main research focuses on the organization of illicit and illegal markets, drug policy, prostitution, and risky sexual behavior. He has published in the Journal of Urban Economics and Economic Inquiry. Manisha Shah is an Associate Professor of Public Pol...
Title:The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of ProstitutionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:August 25, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199915245

ISBN - 13:9780199915248