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Domestic violence and women’s earnings: Does frequency matter?

Edith Aguirre

Discussion Papers from Department of Economics, University of York

Abstract: In this paper I analyse the effect of domestic violence on women’s earnings, when the levels and the frequency of abuse are considered. An index for domestic violence is designed to capture the variation observed, challenging the traditional use of a dichotomous variable within this context. In addition, to conduct a causal analysis, an instrument indicating the husband’s random irritability is created. Findings show that women exposed to higher levels of domestic violence, economic, emotional or physical, struggle with lower salaries. Physical violence is the type of abuse with the largest negative incidence on earnings, followed by economic and emotional violence, respectively.

Keywords: Earnings; female labor-force participation; marriage; omitted variable bias; violence against women. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B54 J12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-10
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