ERIC Number: EJ694283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Reference Count: 63
Resources, Family Organization, and Domestic Violence against Married Women in Minya, Egypt
Yount, Kathryn M.
Journal of Marriage and Family, v67 n3 p579-596 Aug 2005
I evaluate the influence of household wealth, women's socioeconomic dependence, status inconsistency, and family organization on physical abuse in the prior year and attitudes about wife abuse and divorce among 2,522 married women in Minya, Egypt. Household wealth is negatively associated with physical abuse. Women who are dependent on marriage because they have sons and less schooling than their husbands are more likely to have experienced physical abuse and to report marginally more tolerance for such abuse. Women who are isolated from natal or biological kin and living with marital relatives are more likely to have experienced physical abuse. Findings underscore the role of women's dependence and social isolation in enabling physical abuse among women of all economic classes.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Social Isolation, Marital Status, Family Violence, Child Abuse
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Egypt