State Gender Inequality, Socioeconomic Status and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in India: A Multilevel Analysis

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					State Gender Inequality, Socioeconomic
Status and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
in India: A Multilevel Analysis
Leland K. Ackerson and S.V. Subramanian




  Abstract
  While a growing body of literature has investigated the health impact
  of intimate partner violence (IPV), less has been written on the social
  determinants of IPV. The authors use multilevel modeling methods to analyze
  data from a sample of 83,627 women in India to examine the socioeconomic
  and demographic patterning of the state- and neighborhood-level variation
  in, and the state- and/or neighborhood-level characteristics related to, IPV.
  This study finds social gradients in IPV in which women who are uneducated,
  from marginalized castes, and living in poor households have higher
  likelihood of reporting IPV than those livi
				
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Description: While a growing body of literature has investigated the health impact of intimate partner violence (IPV), less has been written on the social determinants of IPV. The authors use multilevel modeling methods to analyze data from a sample of 83,627 women in India to examine the socioeconomic and demographic patterning of the state- and neighborhood-level variation in, and the state- and/or neighborhood-level characteristics related to, IPV. This study finds social grathents in IPV in which women who are uneducated, from marginalized castes, and living in poor households have higher likelihood of reporting IPV than those living in advantaged circumstances. The results also show differences in IPV between neighborhoods and between states that are partially explained by state levels of gender inequality. The results suggest that changing cultural norms to promote the status of women and increasing the educational and economic opportunities for all people could decrease the prevalence of IPV. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
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