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Economics: Sex Workers: Sub-Saharan Africa
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Regional cultural diversity makes it difficult to generalize about Sub-Saharan African beliefs and customs concerning sex work and non-marital sexual relations, especially informal sex work. However, there are some commonalities, especially the distinction made between informal sex work and commercial sex work. Diff…

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Homaifar, Nazaneen, “Economics: Sex Workers: Sub-Saharan Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 10 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0243g>
First published online: 2009

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