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American Economic Review: Vol. 103 No. 3 (May 2013)

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Do Sex Workers Respond to Disease? Evidence from the Male Market for Sex

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Shah, Manisha. 2013. "Do Sex Workers Respond to Disease? Evidence from the Male Market for Sex." American Economic Review, 103(3): 445-50.

DOI: 10.1257/aer.103.3.445

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Sex markets play a key role in the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and HIV/AIDS in developing countries. While individuals should substitute away from risky sex as STI prevalence rises, female sex workers draw a premium for engaging in unprotected sex, mitigating their propensity to use condoms. We provide the first evidence of a positive premium for non-condom sex in developing country male sex markets. Testing whether this is a compensating differential for disease risk, we find that a one percentage point increase in the STI rate increases the premium 28 percent. Market forces may curb the self-limiting effect of STI epidemics.

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Shah, Manisha (UCLA)

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I12: Health Production
J16: Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
O15: Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration


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