Transactional Sex as a Response to Risk in Western Kenya

  title={Transactional Sex as a Response to Risk in Western Kenya},
  author={Jonathan B Robinson and Ethan Yeh},
Formal and informal commercial sex work is a way of life for many poor women in developing countries. Though sex workers have long been identi…ed as crucial in a¤ecting the spread of HIV/AIDS, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, the nature of sex-for-money transactions remains poorly understood. Using a unique panel dataset constructed from 192 self-reported sex worker diaries which include detailed information on sexual behavior, labor supply, and income shocks, we …nd that sex workers adjust… CONTINUE READING