Violence Against Women: A Cross-cultural Analysis for Africa
Economica • Vol/Iss. 88 • Wiley-Blackwell • New Jersey • Published In • Pages: 70-104 •
By Alesina, Alberto, Brioschi, Benedetta, La Ferrara, Eliana
Ancestral economic production and living arrangements will be correlated with levels of and attitudes towards intimate partner violence today.
For economic production, only dependence on agriculture (negative) and dependence on fishing (positive) were correlated with levels of violence (p<0.1). Dependence on fishing and dependence on gathering were the only two variables not correlated with attitudes towards IPV. Endogamy, patrilocality, and polygyny were all positively and significantly correlated with IPV (p<0.1). Endogamy and patrilocality were also positively and significantly correlated with attitudes towards IPV in both men and women (p<0.1). Polygyny was negatively and significantly correlated with attitudes towards IPV in both men and women (p<0.01).
|Ordinary least squares regression||Partially supported||Multiple||Multiple||UNKNOWN|
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Economic Production||Independent||Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Collecting, Fishing, Hunting And Trapping|
|Intimate partner violence||Dependent||Family Relationships, Ingroup Antagonisms|
|Living Arrangements||Independent||Extended Families, Mode Of Marriage, Polygamy, Regulation Of Marriage, Residence|