The Labour Supply of Sex Workers in Cape Town

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Show simple item record Butler-Adams, M. en_US Burns, Justine en_US 2012-12-03T12:07:08Z 2012-12-03T12:07:08Z 2011-06 en_US
dc.description.abstract Traditional labour economics predicts that the supply of labour will increase as earnings increase. However, labour supply need not be positive, especially if workers make decisions based on short-term income targets. Income targeting may best describe jobs where workers decide on working hours and where wages are uncorrelated across days. This paper examines the labour supply of sex workers in Cape Town, whose working conditions largely fulfill these criteria. Contrary to traditional economic theory, we find evidence of a negative labour supply curve. en_US
dc.publisher Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit en_US
dc.title The Labour Supply of Sex Workers in Cape Town en_US

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