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Women’s Individual Asset Ownership and Experience of Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence from 28 International Surveys
Authors: Amber Peterman, Audrey Pereira, Jennifer Bleck, Tia M. Palermo, and Kathryn M. Yount
Source: American Journal of Public Health, 107(5):747
Topic(s): Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
Country: More than one region
  Multiple Regions
Published: MAY 2017
Abstract: Objectives. To assess the oft-perceived protective relationship between women’s asset ownership and experience of intimate partner violence (IPV) in the previous 12 months. Methods. We used international survey data from women aged 15 to 49 years from 28 Demographic and Health Surveys (2010–2014) to examine the association between owning assets and experience of recent IPV, matching on household wealth by using multivariate probit models. Matching methods helped to account for the higher probability that women in wealthier households also have a higher likelihood of owning assets. Results. Asset ownership of any type was negatively associated with IPV in 3 countries, positively associated in 5 countries, and had no significant relationship in 20 countries (P?