$1/hr: A Prostitute's Wage During the Vietnam War

By , 28 March 2010

$1/hr: A Prostitute's Wage During the Vietnam War

Extract from The International Encyclopedia of Sexuality's section for Vietnam:

The girls are closely supervised by a matron under contract to the Pleiku Administrative Council. An American GI pays 300 piastres ($2.50) for a ticket, allowing him up to three hours with any given girl.  Between 100 and 300 GIs visit the house each day, passing through a sandbagged guard post where they are required to show their ticket and have it stamped by a Vietnamese soldier. Fifteen percent of the girl’s earnings are deducted to pay for expenses at the center, but a hard-working and a popular prostitute can earn between 8000 to 15,000 piastres ($66 to $125) a month, a good salary in today’s Vietnam.

$1/hr: A Prostitute's Wage During the Vietnam War
 

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