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ERIC Number: EJ992721
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Risk Factors for Domestic Violence in Curacao
van Wijk, N. Ph. L.; de Bruijn, J. G. M.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v27 n15 p3032-3053 Oct 2012
One out of three people (25% of men, 38% of women) in Curacao have experienced some form of domestic violence at some point in their adult lives. The most significant risk factors for domestic violence in Curacao are the female gender, a young age, low education, and experiencing domestic violence victimization in childhood. Divorce, single parenthood, and unemployment increase the risk for women, but not for men. These findings are consistent with current literature on the subject. Further research on the context, nature, and severity of domestic violence in the Caribbean is necessary. Studies should preferably combine the strengths of national crime surveys and family conflict studies: nationally representative samples (including men and women) and questionnaires that include all possible experiences of psychological, physical, and sexual assaults by current and former partners, family, and friends. (Contains 4 tables, 5 figures, and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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