Women in Street Prostitution: The Result of Poverty and the Brunt of Inequity

  title={Women in Street Prostitution: The Result of Poverty and the Brunt of Inequity},
  author={Jacquelyn Monroe},
  journal={Journal of Poverty},
  pages={69 - 88}
  • J. Monroe
  • Published 27 September 2005
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Poverty
ABSTRACT Street prostitution is intrinsically related to poverty. Female prostitutes, in disproportionate numbers, are known to be ethnic minorities who are impoverished, uneducated and possess few marketable skills. Viewed as depraved individuals, lawmakers have and continue to chastise these women through the law. Consistency in enforcing prostitution laws, which includes laws against patronizing prostitutes, nonetheless, has been and continues to be inequitable. The female prostitute or sex… Expand
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