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Kaukinen, Catherine – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2004
This article analyzing national data (N=7,408) examines the connection between men's and women's relative economic contributions in families and the risk of husband-to-wife physical violence and emotional abuse. Family violence researchers have conceptualized the association between economic variables and the risk of intimate partner violence with…
Descriptors: Income, Females, Intimacy, Educational Attainment
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Schwartz, Jennifer – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2006
Utilizing 2000 data on 1,618 counties and seemingly unrelated regression, I assess whether family structure effects on homicide vary across family structure measures and gender. There is evidence of robust, multidimensional family structure effects across constructs reflecting the presence of two-parent families: mother/father absence, shortages…
Descriptors: Homicide, Gender Differences, Fatherless Family, Counties
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Atkinson, Maxine P.; Greenstein, Theodore N.; Lang, Molly Monahan – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2005
To explain wife abuse, we offer a refinement of relative resource theory, gendered resource theory, which argues that the effect of relative resources is contingent upon husbands gender ideologies. We use data from the first wave of the National Survey of Families and Households (N = 4,296) to test three theories of wife abuse. Resource theory…
Descriptors: Spouses, Family Violence, Family (Sociological Unit), National Surveys