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Title: Unemployment and Domestic Violence: Theory and Evidence (Forthcoming/Available Online)
Authors: Anderberg, Dan
Rainer, Helmut
Wadsworth, Jonathan
Wilson, Tanya
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Issue Date: 6-Feb-2015
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell for Royal Economic Society
Citation: Anderberg D, Rainer H, Wadsworth J & Wilson T Unemployment and Domestic Violence: Theory and Evidence (Forthcoming/Available Online), Economic Journal.
Abstract: Does rising unemployment really increase domestic violence as many commentators expect? The contribution of this article is to examine how changes in unemployment affect the incidence of domestic abuse. Theory predicts that male and female unemployment have opposite-signed effects on domestic abuse: an increase in male unemployment decreases the incidence of intimate partner violence, while an increase in female unemployment increases domestic abuse. Combining data on intimate partner violence from the British Crime Survey with locally disaggregated labour market data from the UK's Annual Population Survey, we find strong evidence in support of the theoretical prediction.
Type: Journal Article
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Affiliation: Royal Holloway University of London
Ifo Institute, Germany
Royal Holloway University of London

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