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Sex Industry and Sex Workers in Nevada
The Social Health of Nevada: Leading Indicators and Quality of Life in the Silver State
  • Jennifer Heineman, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Rachel T. MacFarlane, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Barbara G. Brents, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Editors
Dmitri N. Shalin
Document Type
Report
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Publisher
UNLV: Center for Democratic Culture Publications
Abstract

Las Vegas has long been known as the symbolic center of the commercial sex industry. Nevada is host to the only legal system of prostitution in the United States. From the early legalization of quickie divorce and marriage to the marketing of its large resorts, sexuality has been a key component of Nevada’s tourist economy. If trends continue, for good or for ill, the sex industry will be an even larger part of the economy in the future.

Keywords
  • Child prostitution--U.S. states,
  • Male prostitution,
  • Prostitution--Economic aspects,
  • Sex-oriented businesses
Language
English
Citation Information
Jennifer Heineman, Rachel T. MacFarlane and Barbara G. Brents. "Sex Industry and Sex Workers in Nevada" The Social Health of Nevada: Leading Indicators and Quality of Life in the Silver State (2012) p. 1 - 26
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/barb_brents/21/