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The Association Between Own Unemployment and Violence Victimization Among Female Youths

Michele Tertilt () and Gerard van den Berg

Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), 2015, vol. 235, issue 4-5, 499-513

Abstract: We estimate the association between the unemployment status of young women and the probability that they are subject to violence, using Swedish population register data covering the period 1999-2008. These data contain the highest-level classification of diagnoses made by medical experts at every individual in-patient and out-patient visit to medical care units, including every contact with a physician. We distinguish between domestic and non-domestic violence. It turns out that unemployed women are significantly more likely to be victimized than employed women with the same individual characteristics. This is mostly reflected in indicators of nondomestic violence and long-run abuse among unemployed female youths.

Keywords: Conflict; household; relationships; assaults; abuse; health; crime; ICD codes; unemployment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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