Demand for sexual services in Britain: Does Sex Education Matter?
Marilena Locatelli & Steinar Øivind Strøm
Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Volume 65, Issue 5, October 2018.
On survey data from 1999 to 2001 and 2010 to 2012, we estimate the demand for commercial sex among British men. We estimate a zero‐inflated count model, which takes into account the probability of not participating in the sex market and number of times with a prostitute. We find that sex education in school has a negative and significant role in the demand for paid sex. We also find that men with a typical middle‐class income are more likely to buy sex. Travelling abroad or living in London increases the likelihood of British men buying sex.