Girls’ Compensated Dating : Issues, Perception and Preference in Handling

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2014

Conference

TitleAmerican Society of Criminology,Annual Meeting:Criminology at the Intersections of Oppression
PlaceUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period19 - 21 November 2014

Abstract

Compensated dating (known as “enjo-kosai” in Japanese) referring to subsidized dating and freelance teenage prostitution. It was originated in Japan during the 1970s, and became rampant in many cities in Asia, including Hong Kong. While numerous studies have previously examined the prevalence, contributing forces, and consequences of compensated dating involving young people, very few empirical studies have investigated the public view about its nature and prevention measures. This paper is intended to fill this gap. Using qualitative data generated from 8 focus group meetings and quantitative data collected from a survey of about 1,200 stakeholders, this study aims at finding the difference (if any) among various stakeholders’ perception and preference in handling youth compensated dating. Implications for policy and practice are discussed. This study is likely the first empirical work examining the stakeholders’ view on an under-investigated topic.

Citation Format(s)

Girls’ Compensated Dating : Issues, Perception and Preference in Handling. / LI, J.C.M.; Jia, X.S.

2014. Paper presented at American Society of Criminology,Annual Meeting:Criminology at the Intersections of Oppression, San Francisco, United States.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)32_Refereed conference paper (no ISBN/ISSN)peer-review