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Gender-based violence in India: long-term trends

Simister, J.G. and Mehta, P.S. (2010) Gender-based violence in India: long-term trends. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 25 (9), pp. 1594-1611. ISSN 0886-2605.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0886260509354577

Abstract

This article examines long-term trends in Indian society regarding domestic violence between husband and wife, and attitudes to such violence. This article analyzes crime data and uses data from several Indian household surveys: “Work Attitudes and Spending” surveys (1992 to 2007); “World Values Survey” (1990, 1995, 2001, and 2006); and “Demographic and Health Surveys” (1992-1993, 1998-2000, and 2005). Several trends are apparent— some changes suggest that Indian women are becoming more liberated, but others imply worsening conditions for Indian women, such as more violence against women. This increase in violence may be temporary, as India is in transition to a more modern society: There is evidence that some gender-based violence is a male response to increasingly “modern” attitudes among Indian women.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): battered women, domestic violence and cultural contexts, perceptions of domestic violence
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2011 07:22
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:20
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/3404

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