Place-based price differentials of prostitution: a case study in Yangon, Myanmar

Hiroyuki Yamada, Yuki Kanayama, Kanako Yoshikawa, Kyaw Wai Aung

研究成果: Article査読

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Using data collected on female sex workers (FSWs) in Yangon, Myanmar, we compare the prices of sexual services offered to investigate whether prices are associated with the place where they find clients—after controlling for FSW and client characteristics and types of services provided. Compared with FSWs in brothels, workers who find clients online charge 62 per cent higher prices, while those in massage parlours charge 39 per cent lower prices. In addition, we find evidence that suggests street-based FSWs earn less than those in brothels. No price differentials are observed among FSWs finding clients in karaoke clubs and in brothels. These findings imply worksites play a vital role in determining the price of sex services in Yangon. We further investigate why these place-based price differentials arise. We describe the plausible characteristics of the price negotiation process, including the matching process and client information, and discuss how these work to yield place-based price differentials at various worksites.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)17-29
ページ数13
ジャーナルAsian-Pacific Economic Literature
36
1
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2022 5月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 地理、計画および開発
  • 開発
  • 経済学、計量経済学

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