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Violence Against Women. 2015 Jun;21(6):679-99. doi: 10.1177/1077801215576938. Epub 2015 Apr 6.

Community economic status and intimate partner violence against women in bangladesh: compositional or contextual effects?

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1
Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA kristin.vanderende@gmail.com.
2
Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA.
3
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Abstract

In this research, we used a multi-level contextual-effects analysis to disentangle the household- and community-level associations between income and intimate partner violence (IPV) against women in Bangladesh. Our analyses of data from 2,668 women interviewed as part of the World Health Organization (WHO) multi-country study on women's health and domestic violence against women showed that household income was negatively associated with women's risk of experiencing IPV. Controlling for residence in a low-income household, living in a low-income community was not associated with women's risk of experiencing IPV. These results support a household-level, not community-level, relationship between income and IPV in Bangladesh.

KEYWORDS:

Bangladesh; communities; intimate partner violence

PMID:
25845617
DOI:
10.1177/1077801215576938
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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