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Record number 549862
Title Women's empowerment and domestic abuse: Experimental evidence from Vietnam
Author(s) Bulte, Erwin; Lensink, Robert
Source European Economic Review 115 (2019). - ISSN 0014-2921 - p. 172 - 191.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2019.03.003
Department(s) WASS
Development Economics
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2019
Keyword(s) Domestic abuse - Gender training - Spousal violence
Abstract

Intimate partner violence is an important global health problem that policy makers seek to address by a variety of interventions, including efforts to promote “women's empowerment.” We use data from a randomized control trial in Vietnam and find that this strategy may backfire: women who participated in a gender and entrepreneurship training program suffer more frequent abuse than women in the control group. We conjecture that increased female income is the mechanism linking the training program to domestic violence. We also make a methodological contribution and show that the outcomes of our impact analysis depend on how we measure intimate partner violence.

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