publication . Article . 2013

Measuring the Non-Observed Economy: A Survey-Based Study of Demand in the Korean Prostitution Market

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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Algeria
Illegal activities are by their nature difficult to measure, despite the potentially important role they play in the economy. Their inclusion in Korea’s GDP is necessary to reflect Korea’s national economy more precisely. In this paper, I use a variety of survey methods to provide an estimate of the incidence of prostitution. I estimate the demand for prostitution services in Korea by conducting stratified random sampling surveys of 671 Korean adult males. Because the survey topic was sensitive, I conducted both randomized response (RR) and direct response surveys and compared the results. The RR survey interview method allows respondents to respond to sensitive...
free text keywords: Non-Observed Economy, Randomized Response Technique, Prostitution, Illegal market, Social and Behavioral Sciences
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