SexWorkPopCA OP t1_j0qlkv1 wrote

Having read thousands of ads at this point I can say that even after covid most advertisers are doing in person work.

The take away is that the industry is changing and has changed drastically from the 1980s and 1990s where is really was much more difficult for people.

I'm following up (hopefully with some help) on the 2015-2016 data with more recently collected data and adding to that a qualitative study of advertisers who either use social media or have websites.

A subgroup of these advertisers represent collectives of various kinds with between 2 and 90+ workers. Over the last 3 months on average 14% of the workers appear to have left either permanently or temporarily. Overall this group is 79 advertisers and represents between 1800 and 2000 workers. In the last month two of the websites disappeared. So it looks like there really is a substantial amount of change in terms of employment in the industry in Canada.