Does Legalized Prostitution Increase Human Trafficking?
Cho, Seo-Young; Dreher, Axel; Neumayer, Eric;
- Publisher: Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlin
- Subject: prostitution | F22 | substitution effect | K42 | global | human trafficking | human trafficking, prostitution, legalization, scale effect, substitution effect, global | O15 | scale effect | human trafficking; prostitution | legalization | HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
mesheuropmc: health care economics and organizations
- jel: jel:F22 | jel:O15 | jel:K42ddc: ddc:330
This paper investigates the impact of legalized prostitution on human trafficking inflows. According to economic theory, there are two opposing effects of unknown magnitude. The scale effect of legalized prostitution leads to an expansion of the prostitution market, inc... View more