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NCJ Number: 236067 Find in a Library
Title: When Status Hurts: Dimensions of Women’s Status and Domestic Abuse in Rural Northern India
Journal: Violence Against Women  Volume:17  Issue:7  Dated:July 2011  Pages:835-857
Author(s): Elizabeth Mogford
Date Published: July 2011
Page Count: 23
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study is a multiple logistic regression analysis of the relationship between dimensions of women’s status and domestic abuse in rural Uttar Pradesh, India.
Abstract: This study is a multiple logistic regression analysis of the relationship between dimensions of women’s status and domestic abuse in rural Uttar Pradesh, India, using the 1998-1999 National Family Health Survey (NFHS-2). Findings indicate that the effects of a woman’s status on her likelihood of experiencing abuse depend on the social realm within which status operates. Specifically, more “public” dimensions of status are associated with a greater probability of abuse, while “domestic” dimensions are protective. The findings are interpreted in terms of transitioning gender norms in Uttar Pradesh and provide clarity to the literature on the complex relationship between status and abuse. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Domestic assault; Foreign laws; India; Women's rights
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