Violence Against Women: A Cross-cultural Analysis for Africa

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Title: Violence Against Women: A Cross-cultural Analysis for Africa
Author: Alesina, Alberto Francesco; Brioschi, Benedetta; Ferrara, Eliana La

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Citation: Alesina, Alberto, Brendetta Brioischi, and Eliana La Ferrara. 2016. Violence Against Women: A Cross-cultural Analysis for Africa. Working paper, Department of Economics, Harvard University.
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Abstract: Using a new dataset, we investigate the determinants of violence against women in Africa. We focus on cultural factors arising from pre-colonial customs and find evidence consistent with two hypotheses. First, ancient socioeconomic conditions determine social norms about gender roles, family structures and intrafamily violence which persist even when the initial conditions change. Norms about marriage patterns, living arrangements and the productive role of women are associated with contemporary violence. Second, women’s contemporary economic role affects violence in a complex way which is itself related to traditional norms in ancient times and current bargaining power within the marriage.
Other Sources: http://scholar.harvard.edu/files/alesina/files/alesinabrioschilaferrara_violence_against_women.pdf?m=1454528018
http://www.nber.org/papers/w21901
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