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Title: Using demographic risk factors to explain variations in the incidence of violence against women
Contributor(s): O'Donnell, CJ (author); Smith, A (author); Madison, J (author)
Publication Date: 2002
DOI: 10.1177/088626002237854
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Abstract: This article offers statistical support for the contention that demographic risk factors influence the incidence of some women's experiencing violence more than others. Our results were generated using a binary probit model and 6,332 observations from the 1996 Australian Women's Safety Survey. For purposes of comparison, we identified a set of benchmark demographic characteristics as those occurring most frequently in the data set and estimated that if a woman were to have all of these characteristics, the probability she would have experienced violence in the past 12 months was 6.7%. We found that the risk varied with levels of post school education, income, ethnic background, number and age of children, marital status, and age. Employment status, school-leaving age, and socioeconomic status had no statistically significant effect on the risk of experiencing violence once other factors were considered. This analysis may provide a basis for violence reduction and prevention programs.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 17(12), p. 1239-1262
Publisher: Sage Publications
Place of Publication: Thousand Oaks
ISSN: 0886-2605
Field of Research (FOR): 140212 Macroeconomics (incl Monetary and Fiscal Theory)
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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