ERIC Number: EJ690350
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Reference Count: 37
Age and Meanings of Violence: Women's Experiences of Partner Violence in Finland
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v19 n1 p30-48 Jan 2004
The first survey carried out in Finland specifically to study men's violence against women showed that partner violence is quite common in Finland and it is directed especially toward young women. The statistical findings don't support the idea that violence has become more widespread in Finland. Life situation factors that are usually viewed as making women vulnerable to spousal violence, such as having children, cohabiting, low educational level, and financial dependency on the male partner, failed to explain partnership violence against women in Finland as such, too. The author's objective is to find out whether meanings of violence have changed and whether this could be one reason why young women report in a survey such cases of violence that other women would not. This could explain why violence in partnerships is so common among young women in Finland.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Family Violence, Age Differences, Spouses, Young Adults, Gender Issues, Cultural Influences, Emotional Response
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