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Determinants, Effectsand Costs Of Domesticviolence

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  • RocioRibero

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  • FabioSánchez

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This paper analyzes the determinants, effects and costs of domestic violence (DV) against women and children in Colombia. The most relevant factors that explain the occurrence of DV in a household are suffering from DV as a child and living with someone that frequently and excessively consumes alcohol. DV against women increases their probability of unemployment by 6.4 percentage points, lowers their earnings by approximately 40% and worsens their health. DV against children negatively affects their health, school attendance and academic attainment. It is estimated that at least 4.2% of Colombian GDP is lost due to indirect costs of DV.

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  • RocioRibero & FabioSánchez, 2005. "Determinants, Effectsand Costs Of Domesticviolence," DOCUMENTOS CEDE 002339, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE.
  • Handle: RePEc:col:000089:002339
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    1. Augusto Mendoza Calderón, 2017. "El Efecto del Empleo sobre la Violencia Doméstica: Evidencia para las Mujeres Peruanas," Working Papers 2017-99, Peruvian Economic Association.
    2. Hidrobo, Melissa & Fernald, Lia, 2013. "Cash transfers and domestic violence," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 32(1), pages 304-319.

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    DomesticViolence;

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    • J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics

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