Intimate Partner Violence under Forced Cohabitation and Economic Stress: Evidence from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Arenas Arroyo, Esther ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4716-6887 and Fernandez-Kranz, Daniel and Nollenberger, Natalia (2021) Intimate Partner Violence under Forced Cohabitation and Economic Stress: Evidence from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Public Economics, 194. p. 104350. ISSN 0047-2727

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Abstract

With the COVID-19 outbreak imposing stay at home and social distancing policies, warnings about the impact of lockdown and its economic consequences on domestic violence have surged. This paper disentangles the effect of forced cohabitation and economic stress on intimate partner violence. Using an online survey data set, we find a 23% increase of intimate partner violence during the lockdown. Our results indicate that the impact of economic consequences is twice as large as the impact of lockdown. We also find large but statistically imprecise estimates of a large increase of domestic violence when the relative position of the man worsens, especially in contexts where that position was already being threatened. We view our results as consistent with the male backlash and emotional cue effects.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Intimate Partner Violence, Lockdown, Economic Stress, Covid-19, Coronavirus
Classification Codes: JEL J12, I18
Divisions: Departments > Volkswirtschaft > Arbeitsmarkttheorie und -politik
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2020 09:56
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 09:54
Related URLs:
FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/97991/
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/7902

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