This Les Miserables song is a good one to play to lead into a lesson on prostitution or prohibitions. Prostitution is prohibited in many markets, yet it still occurs.

This song can also be played to start a lesson on labor economics and compensating wage differentials. Because prostitution is such an undesirable profession, higher wages are needed to induce people into choosing prostitution as a career.

Discussion Questions for “Lovely Ladies”

Link to Lyrics for “Lovely Ladies”