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Risk-coping through sexual networks : evidence from client transfers in Kenya, Volume 1
 
Author:Robinson, Jonathan; Yeh, Ethan; Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 5582
Country:Kenya; Date Stored:2011/02/28
Document Date:2011/02/01Document Type:Policy Research Working Paper
SubTopics:Population & Development; Gender and Health; Population Policies; Gender and Law; Adolescent HealthLanguage:English
Region:AfricaReport Number:WPS5582
Volume No:1  

Summary: Why do women engage in transactional sex? While much of the explanation is that sex-for-money pays more than other jobs, this paper uses a unique panel dataset constructed from 192 self-reported diaries of sex workers in Western Kenya to show that women who supply transactional sex develop relationships with regular clients, and that these clients send transfers in response to negative income shocks. Regular clients are the primary source of inter-person insurance that women receive, and women report in a separate survey that client transfers are an important reason that they participate in the market.

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