Gentrification means that, if there are fewer brothels to work in, then there are fewer legal jobs for sex workers.
Some estimates put the number of prostitutes in Germany at about 400,000, many of whom are foreign nationals from economically stressed parts of Europe like Bulgaria and Romania.
According to the , the country’s sex industry is worth $21 billion a year, and several 12-story megabrothels have opened.
Amsterdam’s sex industry can be divisive; for tourists, the flagrancy with which the city’s brothels line the streets give the place a sense of either allure or seediness.
You might walk past a worker in one of the Red Light District’s glowing red windows and think: “What a liberal place that they can do their work in the open like this!
Sex trafficking and coerced prostitution have become a growing concern for European nations like Germany, in which prostitution is legal and where the business has grown so much that the prices are falling even as demand rises for additional workers. study found that human trafficking increased by 18% between 20 while the number of convictions for the crime fell by 13%.