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Child Prostitution

The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

In the early years of the 21st Century                                                             gvnet.com/childprostitution/Iceland.htm

Iceland

Iceland's Scandinavian-type social-market economy combines a capitalist structure and free-market principles with an extensive welfare system, including generous housing subsidies. Prior to the 2008 crisis, Iceland had achieved high growth, low unemployment, and a remarkably even distribution of income.

A protracted recession is expected in 2009 and 2010 with GDP likely to contract and unemployment likely to surpass 10%.

Iceland's coalition government collapsed in January 2009 following protests over growing joblessness and losses to personal savings.  [The World Factbook, U.S.C.I.A. 2009]

Description: Iceland

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Students

If you are looking for material to use in a term-paper, you are advised to scan the postings on this page and others to see which aspects of child prostitution are of particular interest to you.  You might be interested in exploring how children got started, how they survive, and how some succeed in leaving.  Perhaps your paper could focus on runaways and the abuse that led to their leaving.  Other factors of interest might be poverty, rejection, drug dependence, coercion, violence, addiction, hunger, neglect, etc.  On the other hand, you might choose to write about the manipulative and dangerous adults who control this activity.  There is a lot to the subject of Child Prostitution.  Scan other countries as well as this one.  Draw comparisons between activity in adjacent countries and/or regions.  Meanwhile, check out some of the Term-Paper resources that are available on-line.

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Police Investigate Teenage Prostitution in Iceland

Iceland Review, 23.02.2009

www.icelandreview.com/icelandreview/search/news/Default.asp?ew_0_a_id=320323

[accessed 24 May 2011]

The case of two teenage girls, 13 and 14-years-old, who are believed to have prostituted themselves in exchange for drugs and alcohol, is currently under investigation at the sexual offence department of Iceland’s Capital Region Police.

According to the newspaper’s sources, the girls live in the capital region and know each other. Allegedly, school authorities first noticed that something was wrong and notified others of their suspicions.

Fréttabladid recently covered other similar cases; it seems to be increasingly common in Iceland that teenagers prostitute themselves for drugs.

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Torture in  [Iceland]  [other countries]
Human Trafficking in  [Iceland]  [other countries]
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