Date of Graduation
Master of Science in International and Development Economics (MSIDEC)
College of Arts and Sciences
How do the underlying mechanisms of social norms and bargaining power relate to the acceptance of intimate partner violence within households? How do short run and long run determinants of gender norms affect attitudes toward IPV? This study begins to decompose the dynamics of the acceptance of IPV within couples using data from the Demographic Health Survey, as well as examine the relationship in the context of patriarchal societies using data from the Ethnographic Atlas. I find that females are more accepting than males of intimate partner violence, and females becoming more educated is associated with her being less accepting of violence, even if her male partner believes it is justifiable. Additionally, being a member of a more patriarchal society is associated with couples disagreeing more often about the acceptability of IPV.
Eckenrode, Anna, "Patriarchal Norms, Bargaining, and Gendered Attitudes on Intimate Partner Violence" (2018). Master's Theses. 1073.