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


The association between a woman working outside the home and exposure to intimate partner violence will differ depending on how economically active women were in the ancestral society.


Fishing was also correlated in the dummy variable measure (positive, p<0.1) as was plough agriculture (negative, p<0.1), but neither were significant in the index measure.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Ordinary least squares regressionSupported for gatheringp<0.1-0.305UNKNOWN