Remittance from Sex Workers in Thailand

in Transnational Crime

According to the International Labor Organization, sex workers in the major cities of Thailand send an estimated $300 Million a year of their earnings back home to their families in rural areas. The amount of money that is sent back home to rural areas by the prostitutes is more money than any form of government development project.

The sex industry in Thailand is estimated to generate $6.4 Billion  a year and employs between 200,000 t0 300,000 women.

(Number of prostitutes worldwide.)

Source:  Religion News Service, “In Thailand, US evangelicals work to end prostitution,” Washington Post, January 6, 2014.

Previous post:

Next post: