Social protection policies regarding sex work in The Netherlands use ‘age’ as an instrument to create binaries between adults and young people. The concept ‘chronological age’ assumes that age is a static feature and supports the process of categorization; however, age is a socially constructed phenomenon and has an embodied experience that is gendered. The objective of this research is to understand the role of ‘age’ in shaping social protection policies regarding sex work in The Netherlands, by analyzing how age is understood by those involved in the design and implementation of policies related to sex work in The Netherlands.

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International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS)
hdl.handle.net/1765/51411
ISS Working Papers - General Series
ISS Working Paper Series / General Series
International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS)

Coumans, S.V. (2014). How age matters. ISS Working Paper Series / General Series (Vol. 588, pp. 1–51). International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/51411