Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/93495
Authors: 
Cho, Seo-young
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Joint Discussion Paper Series in Economics 44-2013
Abstract: 
Liberal prostitution policy aims at improving labour conditions for prostitutes and protecting victims of forced prostitution. Its policy orientation predicts that the policy choice of liberalizing prostitution is positively associated with better protection policy for trafficking victims and enhanced anti-trafficking measures. In this paper, I investigate empirically whether the legalization of prostitution improves protection policy for victims, as it is presumed. The results of my analysis - using data from 149 countries for the period of 2001-2011 - suggest that the liberalisation of prostitution does not lead to better protection and, in some cases, legalized prostitution can be detrimental to protecting victims of human trafficking.
Subjects: 
prostitution
victim protection
human trafficking
anti-trafficking policy
JEL: 
J15
J16
K14
K37
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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