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Civil Conflict, Sex Ratio and Intimate Partner Violence in Rwanda

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  • Giulia La Mattina

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This paper examines the long-term impact of civil conflict on intimate partner violence and women's decision-making power using post-genocide data from Rwanda. Household survey data collected 11 years after the genocide indicate that women who became married after the genocide experience significantly increase intimate partner violence and decreased decision-making power relative to women who became married before. The effect was greater for women in localities with high genocide intensity. I find that variation in the marriage market ratio across localities and over time explain part of the effect of the genocide on intimate partner violence.

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  • Giulia La Mattina, 2014. "Civil Conflict, Sex Ratio and Intimate Partner Violence in Rwanda," Working Papers 0114, University of South Florida, Department of Economics.
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