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Prostitution (child)

Montgomery, Heather (2015). Prostitution (child). In: Whelehan, Patricia and Bolin, Anne eds. The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. Wiley-Blackwell.

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Child prostitution is the use of a child in sexual activities for remuneration or any other form of consideration. There are several types of child prostitution, including trafficking, debt-bondage, “survival sex,” and religiously sanctioned child prostitution. Child prostitution differs between the Euro-American and Asia regions, with children in the former often alienated from their families, while those in the latter continue to support them. There are certain themes, however — risk, exploitation, relationships with clients, and the links between prostitution and other forms of sexual abuse — that are relevant to all child prostitutes.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISBN: 1-4051-9006-X, 978-1-4051-9006-0
Keywords: child prostitution; child trafficking; sexual exploitation; sex tourism
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Childhood Youth and Sport Group (CYSG)
Item ID: 46399
Depositing User: Heather Montgomery
Date Deposited: 31 May 2016 14:23
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2018 15:27
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