Morrow, John and Sivan, Yoav (2006): Strategic Interaction in the Sex Market.
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There have been few attempts to empirically explain the pursuit of short term relationships and sex in a formal context. Previous work has lamented the paucity of empirical studies which utilize incentive driven behavior to draw conclusions and recommend policy. We develop a model of social network formation through sexual matching, provide an empirical approach derived from the model and apply it to a population of high interest. Specifically, we apply the approach to a population of sexually active men who have sex with men (MSM) in a large metropolitan area and derive qualitative conclusions regarding how individuals behave in the marketplace for sex.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||University of Wisconsin-Madison|
|Original Title:||Strategic Interaction in the Sex Market|
|Keywords:||sex; matching; dating; mating; social networks; network formation|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D0 - General > D02 - Institutions: Design, Formation, and Operations
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C7 - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory > C78 - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory
|Depositing User:||John Morrow|
|Date Deposited:||31. Aug 2007|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 22:51|
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