Prostitution, the new work of young people

by Corrado Alfano - 2011.05.23
Prostitution, the new work of young people
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More and more university students practice prostitution to pay for their studies. That has emerged from a survey carried out among about 4 thousand international students in Europe interviewed by young researchers of the Studienkolleg Zu Belrin. 1 out of 27 students who replied to survey have had experience in sex work or are still engaged in itthe economy of sex, and 1 out of 3 said would be prepared to do so. The phenomenon, which concerns as many men as women, is widespread, particularly in Germany, where prostitution is legal, but also in other European countries like France. The vast majority of those who have decided to join the oldest historical "profession", without having been forced into prostitution and, further,did so principally for economic reasons. Living away from home, pay tuition fees, books and rent is often an insurmountable luxury for many young people seeking a better future. And prostitution, even in different forms (sex by telephone or web), pays very well: up to 3,000 Euros.

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