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A review of literature on child prostitution

Show simple item record Saphira, M., & Oliver, P. 2015-10-19T16:24:33Z 2015-10-19T16:24:33Z 2002
dc.identifier.citation Saphira, M., & Oliver, P. (2002). A review of literature on child prostitution. Social Policy Journal of New Zealand, 141-163. en_US
dc.description.abstract Child prostitution has received little attention, in New Zealand or elsewhere, until the past decade, and there is still a paucity of research. Significant barriers to systematic research and understanding of the issues are the invisibility of under-age prostitutes, problems defining what constitutes under-age prostitution, and the lack of services for the children affected. Workers in services for youth at risk are aware of significant and increasing numbers of young people selling sex, commonly for survival, and research with adult sex workers indicates that significant proportions commence sex work as children. Internationally there appear to be few services assisting under-age prostitutes or working specifically to reduce this form of child abuse, and in New Zealand only one service (in South Auckland) has been funded specifically to work with this target group. This paper reviews the available literature on the issues and recent efforts to address the problem. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Social Policy Journal of New Zealand en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject child sexual abuse en_US
dc.subject International Resources en_US
dc.subject literature review en_US
dc.subject New Zealand en_US
dc.title A review of literature on child prostitution en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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