Book , Print in English

The sex sector : the economic and social bases of prostitution in Southeast Asia

edited by Lin Lean Lim.
  • Geneva : International Labour Office, 1998.
  • xii, 232 pages ; 24 cm.
Also known as
  • Economic and social bases of prostitution in Southeast Asia
Subjects
Summary
  • "The subject of prostitution raises issues relating to basic human rights, morality, employment and working conditions, gender discrimination, health threats and criminality. To help define the challenges and dilemmas confronting governments around the world, this book includes case studies from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand prepared by highly-respected national and international researchers. The case studies illustrate the situation in many countries worldwide, not just in Southeast Asia, which have a significant sex sector. They show that, like other economic sectors, prostitution has social components relating to unequal relations between men and women, as well as between children and parents. The national studies include the results of small surveys, to show that the circumstances of those in prostitution range from freely chosen and remunerative employment to debt bondage and virtual slavery."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • The economic and social bases of prostitution in Southeast Asia / Lin Lean Lim
  • Prostitution in Indonesia / Gavin W. Jones, Endang Sulistyaningsih and Terence H. Hull
  • Prostitution in Malaysia / Shyamala Nagaraj and Siti Rohani Yahya
  • Prostitution in the Philippines / Rene E. Ofreneo and Rosalinda Pineda Ofreneo
  • Prostitution in Thailand / Wathinee Boonchalaksi and Philip Guest
  • Child prostitution / Lin Lean Lim
  • Whither the sex sector? Some policy considerations / Lin Lean Lim.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-232).
ISBN
  • 9221095223
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 98176639
  • OCLC: 36637205