UK students and sex work: current knowledge and research issues

Ron Roberts, Sandra Bergström, David J. La Rooy

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Available evidence, largely arecdotal suggests that students are turning to quick ways of making money such as work in the sex industry in order to balance their finances, a trend seen in other countries with similar student support and tuition fee policies. Further research is urgently needed to understand the scale of student involvement in sex work and to clarify our understanding of the factors that influence the decision to engage in it. Unfortunately a number of methodological, practical and political problems stand in the way of such research. These are discussed together with preliminary findings from an exploratory study.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-146.
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Community and Applied Social Psychology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Students
  • Higher education
  • Prostitution
  • Sex work
  • Research


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