Predictors of Workplace Violence Among Female Sex Workers in Tijuana, Mexico

Yasmina Katsulis, Alesha Durfee, Vera Lopez, Alyssa Robillard

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For sex workers, differences in rates of exposure to workplace violence are likely influenced by a variety of risk factors, including where one works and under what circumstances. Economic stressors, such as housing insecurity, may also increase the likelihood of exposure. Bivariate analyses demonstrate statistically significant associations between workplace violence and selected predictor variables, including age, drug use, exchanging sex for goods, soliciting clients outdoors, and experiencing housing insecurity. Multivariate regression analysis shows that after controlling for each of these variables in one model, only soliciting clients outdoors and housing insecurity emerge as statistically significant predictors for workplace violence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)571-597
Number of pages27
JournalViolence Against Women
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 18 2015


  • occupational health and safety
  • sex work
  • violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law


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