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Sex Trade Economics

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Sex Trade Economics

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Sex Trade Economics

Sex Trade Economics

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When major cities cleaned up urban neighborhoods in the 1990s, the market for prostitution moved off the streets, Columbia University sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh says.

In large numbers, sex workers began catering to wealthier clients who were looking for more than sex, and paying hundreds and thousands of dollars more for such services. Scott Simon speaks to Venkatesh about his findings.