New Insights Into The Underground Sex Economy

New Insights Into The Underground Sex Economy

A new landmark study by the Urban Institute explores the economics of the sex industry in Washington, D.C., and seven other major cities.

A new landmark study by the Urban Institute explores the economics of the sex industry in Washington, D.C., and seven other major cities. It paints a complex portrait of a local underground economy worth at least $100 million a year. Kojo talks with the study's lead author and local advocates.

Guests

Meredith Dank

Lead Researcher, "Estimating the Size and Structure of the Underground Commercial Sex Economy in Eight Major US Cities"; Senior Research Associate, Justice Policy Center, Urban Institute

Cyndee Clay

Executive Director, HIPS

Bradley Myles

Executive Director and CEO, The Polaris Project

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