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Violent Conflicts Increase the Risk of Domestic Violence in Colombia

Johannes Rieckmann

DIW Economic Bulletin, 2014, vol. 4, issue 12, 23-26

Abstract: Over the past 50 years, Colombian society has experienced a violent conflict between government forces and right-wing paramilitary groups on the one hand, and left-wing guerrilla groups on the other. Moreover, a high proportion of women in Colombia are victims of domestic violence. The present study examines whether there is a correlation between the conflict and violence against women. The findings indicate that the more intense the conflict, the greater the risk of women falling prey to domestic violence.

Keywords: Domestic Violence; Conflict; Colombia; Crime (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H56 J12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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