The Association Between the Frequency of Wife Assault and Marital Dissolution
In this paper, we investigate the source of the positive association between domestic abuse in a first marriage and the probability of that marriage ending using the 1993 Violence Against Women survey (VAWS) data. We find that the association between abuse and the decision to separate remains significant and largely unaffected when all VAWS variables thought to influence the decision to separate are added to the probit. Most of the variables which are not available in the VAWS do not appear to be capable of generating a spurious positive relationship between the frequency of abuse and marital dissolution. We also find no evidence of systematic reporting differences which might generate a spurious association between abuse and dissolution.
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"Lone Female Headship and Welfare Policy in Canada,"
Department of Economics Working Papers
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