The Economic Returns to Good Looks and Risky Sex in the Bangladesh Commercial Sex Market

@article{Islam2012TheER,
  title={The Economic Returns to Good Looks and Risky Sex in the Bangladesh Commercial Sex Market},
  author={Asadul Islam and R. Smyth},
  journal={The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis \& Policy},
  year={2012},
  volume={12}
}
Abstract This study examines the economic returns to beauty and unprotected sex in the commercial sex market in Bangladesh. The results show that there is a beauty premium for commercial sex work, but it is within the bounds of the economic returns to beauty for women in occupations that do not involve sex work. We find that there is an earnings premium for sex workers who sell unprotected sex and that more attractive sex workers charge a higher premium for unprotected sex. This result is… Expand

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