Strategic Interaction in the Sex Market
AbstractThere 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.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 4327.
Date of creation: 31 Jan 2006
Date of revision: 31 Jul 2007
sex; matching; dating; mating; social networks; network formation;
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