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The impact of different regulatory models on the labour conditions, safety and welfare of indoor-based sex workers

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posted on 30.04.2014 by Jane Pitcher, Marjan Wijers
Drawing on research in the UK and the Netherlands, this article considers the respective legislative backgrounds, recent policy changes and their implication for sex workers in off-street environments. It considers the impact of different regulatory models on the employment rights, safety and welfare of sex workers and explores how working conditions in different indoor settings might be improved through legal and policy changes. We argue that although decriminalization of sex work is a precondition to secure the labour and human rights of sex workers, the involvement of sex workers in policy development and facilitation of different modes of working are necessary to improve their working conditions and autonomy.

Funding

ESRC-funded PhD at Loughborough University [grant number: ES/H012192/1].

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Citation

PITCHER, J. and WIJERS, M., 2014. The impact of different regulatory models on the labour conditions, safety and welfare of indoor-based sex workers. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 14 (5), pp. 549-564.

Publisher

© The Author(s). Published by SAGE Publications on behalf of the British Society of Criminology

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2014

Notes

This article is published in the journal, Criminology and Criminal Justice [© The Author(s)] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1177/1748895814531967

ISSN

1748-8958

Language

en

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