Title

Spousal beliefs and intimate partner violence: Are we conditioned to internalize patriarchal norms?

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Economics Letters

Publication Date

5-1-2021

Abstract

We examine the effect of spousal beliefs about violence as a justified behaviour on the incidence of intimate partner violence using nationally representative survey data for India. Utilizing an Instrumental Variable approach, we exploit plausibly exogenous variation in individual's exposure to parental violence as instruments to identify the causal effects. We find that both women's and men's inherent beliefs justifying “wife beating” exposes women to a higher probability of IPV compared to their counterparts who do not justify such behaviour respectively. Furthermore, the marginal effect of a woman's beliefs appear to be greater than that of men's beliefs thereof.

ISSN

0165-1765

Publisher

Elsevier BV

Volume

202

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Keywords

Attitudes, Beliefs, India, Intimate partner violence, Social norms

Scopus ID

85103127209

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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