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Domestic violence against women, and their economic dependence: A count data analysis


  • Bharati Basu
  • Felix Famoye


In examining the relation between violence against women and women's economic dependence, existing literature treats the incidents of violence either as a binary or as a continuous variable. However, the incidents of violence is a count variable and, quite often, data on the number of violent incidents is categorized. This paper estimates the relation between violence against women and economic dependence by using a categorized negative binomial regression model. The model is suitable for categorized count data and thus provides a more accurate estimation of the relation than what is provided in the literature. Data analyses in this paper show that less economic dependence of women is associated with less violence.

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  • Bharati Basu & Felix Famoye, 2004. "Domestic violence against women, and their economic dependence: A count data analysis," Review of Political Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 16(4), pages 457-472.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:revpoe:v:16:y:2004:i:4:p:457-472 DOI: 10.1080/0953825042000256685

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