While the government has put a lot of efforts to curb the problem, there is evidence that the problem is growing. Evidently, sex prostitution among children between the age of 11 and 14 years is a major cost to the economy in America. Moreover, the social implication of sex trade has far reaching effects to the community, hence a cause for alarm in the country.
The economic impact of juvenile prostitution has many implications to the future of the country. First, majority of the children who engage in prostitution are at school age and but do not attend learning. Consequently, close to over 300, 000 children in this trade lack the basic level education and have minimal chances of accessing white collar jobs in the future. Therefore, sex trade is reaping young talent and reducing the work output in the US, hence contributing to the shortage of productive generation. Notably, the US employment sector is dominated by old people above 45 years, a situation that results from lack of young productive talent. Therefore, sex trade is one of the causes of shortage of essential in the US, which in turn contributes to economic stagnancy (Stransky & Finkelhor, 2008). Besides, juvenile prostitutes have high chances of engaging in drug trafficking and crime in future. Therefore, an increase in the level of child prostitution in the US is a probable cause for increase in drug trafficking and the crime level in America.
Apart from the impact of sex trade to those involved, there is evidence that this problem impacts on the secondary population. First, sex trade is an issue that affects the greater society and results to family instability. In areas where child prostitution is rampant, there are high chances that there are family wrangles. As the supply of female prostitutes increases, families are affected when either party within a marriage institution opt for the young children. The increase in HIV and STDs prevalence has led to the idea that young children are