Prostitution: Choose Effective Model of State Regulation
Kurmaiev, P. Yu. (2017). Prostitution: the choice of an effective model of state regulation. Scientific bulletin of Polissia. Vol.4 (1). 86-92.
7 Pages Posted: 2 Jan 2018
Date Written: September 1, 2017
Urgency of the research. For many years, prostitution remains in the focus of economists, sociologists, criminologists and public figures. The need for state regulation of prostitution is due to many factors: participants' motivation, outreach to the criminal world. Target setting. in the world practice, three main models of state regulation of prostitution are used. The efficiency of the prostitution state adjustment depends on the chosen model. Actual scientific researches and issues analysis. The works by R. Weitzer, H. Wagenaar, S. Altink, A. Schloenhardt have been devoted to the research and comparative analysis of various models for state regulation of prostitution. Uninvestigated parts of general matters defining. The study of practical aspects in applying particular models of state regulation of prostitution requires additional research The research objective. The purpose of the article is to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of applying the models of state regulation of prostitution. The statement of basic materials. The article examines the main models of state regulation of prostitution in the world. On the example of countries with different levels of development, legal, economic and social aspects of prostitution are considered. Based on the analysis of statistical data and the study of expert evaluations, the efficiency of regulatory measures has been identified. The results of the research carried out have shown a generally low effectiveness of the prohibition (criminalization) model of prostitution and mixed (Swedish) model. Conclusions. The results of the research indicate that legal prostitution is not a catalyst for destructive processes in the society. The following thesis has been substantiated that the choice of a model of prostitution legalization is more in line with the needs of modern society.
Keywords: state regulation shadow economy; prostitution; efficiency
JEL Classification: H70
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