ERIC Number: EJ440698
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
What Changes the Societal Prevalence of Domestic Violence?
Egley, Lance C.
Journal of Marriage and the Family, v53 n4 p885-97 Nov 1991
Questioned Straus and Gelles' (1986) conclusion that child and wife abuse were substantially lower in 1985 than in 1975. Refined cohort analysis to apply to data, demonstrating that changes in age structures of adult and child population explained most of reported reduction. Much remaining change may have resulted when respondents' reactions to survey and children's age of eligibility changed. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A