Changes in Gender Inequality and Intimate Partner Violence From 1958-2003: A Birth Cohort Analysis

Nicholas Metheny, Rob Stephenson

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Abstract

This article uses a birth cohort analysis to examine whether the sociopolitical environments in which a woman forms attitudes around intimate partner violence (IPV) influence report of physical, sexual, and emotional IPV, and IPV justification in 25 low- and middle-income countries. Cohort effect is then examined across countries by rate of decline in gender inequality over time as measured by the Gender Inequality Index (GII). Results suggest a birth cohort effect for all types of IPV, with women reporting greater odds of IPV with each successive cohort. This is reversed when countries are stratified by rate of GII decrease, but wanes as the rate slows.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-142
Number of pages19
JournalViolence against Women
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • birth cohort analysis
  • gender inequality
  • intimate partner violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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