ECONOMICS OF PROSTITUTION IN THE WORLD AND ITS IMPLICATIONS: ANALYSIS

ANALYSIS

As for the interviewees’ distribution according to Age, table no 1 shows the highest rate of interviewees age is between 23-26 years old by 45%, followed by those whose age ranges from 19-22 years old by 30%, then those whose age is between 27-30 by 15%. This indicates that the is dominant among the younger-age women. The younger the age, the more the sex enjoyment is. Consequently the demand increases on them. Thus, they occupy the first place in the sex selling market. Notably, the examined young women sample is free of those whose age is under 18 years old. This is a good indicator of awareness at this stage as young omen occupy their time by training programs and employment to avoid getting involved in the deviation path.

As for the interviewees’ distribution according to religion affiliation, table no 1 shows 85% of them are Muslims while 15% of them are Christians. This asserts the religious unawareness to curb the exacerbation of that phenomenon

Table 1: Results Analysis of the Primary Data of the Interviewees’ Sample in Egypt
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As for the educational level, the table indicates that the highest rate of interviewees have completed their intermediate education by 65%, followed by those who can only read and write by 20%, then the university educated by 10% and finally the literate interviewees by 5%. This refers to the low education level of the interviewees.

As for the marital status of the interviewees, table no.1 shows most interviewees are single by 55%. This asserts the inherited value of virginity in the Egyptian society does no longer prevent young women from practicing and selling sex outside the marriage framework. This is considered as an encroachment of the society’s norms, culture and traditions. They are followed by the divorced women by 25%, then finally the married women by 20% whose task is much easier than that of young women who are not virgin. One of the interviewed women declared that is unofficially married for the purpose of covering her career as a prostitute to avoid paying the attention of her surrounding neighbors.

As for the interviewees’ distribution according to their economic conditions, table no. 1 shows 90% of them belongs to less-average economic conditions, 10% belong to average economic conditions. This matter refers to the economic factor and getting money as the main stimuli for working as prostitutes.

As for the interviewees distribution according to work, majority of them are jobless by 75%. This justifies their involvement in selling sex as a source of sponsoring themselves and sometimes their families. Fifteen percent of the interviewees have low jobs whose income does not exceed L.E 500 monthly which is not enough to meet their personal spending not the spending of their families. In addition, there are two Faculty of Arts students, another student at the Social Service Institute by the rate of 10%. This indicates that a young woman regardless of her status as a student may work as a prostitute.

As for the interviewees’ distribution by the residence area, most of the interviewees live in popular areas with low incomes and services, the maximum rate of them live in the two areas of Imbaba and Shobra by 15% for each area, followed by Dar Essalam, Faisal, Haram, Hamaddaya by 10% for each area. They are also rural popular areas with low incomes and services, with the exception of Al-Haram area. This reflects the level of how those women handle their deteriorated financial status by deviated ways as a means of meeting their main needs.

As for the interviewees’ distribution according to ownership of residence, most of them rent apartment by 75%, about 20% of them only owns apartment based on the very old ownership system. Only one of them stays with her friends from time to time because of escaping from a legal sentence against her.

As for the interviewees’ distribution according to current residential status, table no. 1 shows 90% of them staying with their families, while 10% of them stay in a private residence away from the family. This asserts the family loose and the family weakness as the main factors behind the spread of that phenomenon.

As for the interviewees’ distribution by the demographic origin, most of the interviewees are from rural origins by 70% and migrated to Cairo with their family looking for jobs because of the worse economic conditions in the countryside, while 30% of them come from urban origins and suffer from several financial and family problems.

As for the interviewees’ distribution by the father’s status, about 60% of the interviewees’ fathers are still alive. However, they can practice prostitution under their fathers’ existence and power, followed by 30% of them whose fathers are dead. This means that father is the center of decision making and controls his daughter’s status, when to leave his house and where to go. The absence of the father’s power because of death facilitates the young women task to behave as she wishes and adopts whichever life style, followed by 10% of those whose fathers are still alive but because of having another wife he stays away from his family and has no responsibility or financial connection to his main family.

The interviewees’ distribution by the mother status, 65% of the interviewees’ mothers are still alive, 20% of them have mothers who are married to other men rather than the fathers and stay away with their husbands, 10% have divorced mothers, and finally the mothers of 5% of them are dead. This refers to the mothers ’ weak power of decision making; or they cannot control their daughter because of illness, divorce or married to another man rather than the father and lives with away from her children in the pretext of family sponsor which is the main motive behind the young women’s deviation to financially support their families.

As for the interviewees’ distribution by the number of their brothers and sisters, about 5% of the interviewees have 3-4 brothers and sisters, while 20% of them have one or two brothers, 15% of them have 5-6 brothers and sisters and finally 10% of them have more than 6 brothers and sisters. Notably, bothers in the Egyptian family are the decision makers concerning their sisters as they control when to go out of the house and where to go. One of the contradictions resulted from the current study is that there are some young women work in prostitutions to support their unemployed brothers and pay for the treatment expenses of their ill-mothers. The question is does the Egyptian man accept that his sister practise prostitution to provide the family’s expenses?

Finally as for the interviewees’ distribution by the family monthly income, the monthly income of 40% interviewees ranges between L.E. 300-500, followed by the monthly income of 15% of them is between L.E. 500-700, then the monthly income of 10% of them is less than L.E. 300 and the same rate of hose whose monthly income is between L.E. 1700-2000. There is no any case among the interviewees’ monthly income is above L.E. 2000. This indicates that the low-level of the family monthly income is the main motive behind adopting the prostitution career path to meet the main requirements of daily life under the continued prices rising while the government abandons the social solidarity programs to help the poor families.