Intimate Partner Violence in Mexico

Saenz de Juano Ribes, Helena (2023) Intimate Partner Violence in Mexico. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This thesis contributes to our understanding of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) within the field of Economics, with a specific focus on the context of Mexico, a country notorious for violence against women. Chapter 1 investigates the associations between IPV and factors such as educational attainment, employment status, and income contribution within couples. It distinguishes between two forms of IPV based on the perpetrator’s intentions - Situational Couple Violence (SCV) and Intimate Terrorism (IT). The findings reveal significant positive associations between women’s employment status with IPV victimization, while the link with relative education and income within couples appears to be minimal. Chapter 2 addresses a common challenge in empirical research, which is the need to combine data from multiple sources to answer research questions. It provides an extensive overview of existing statistical matching methods and introduces cutting edge machinelearning techniques to improve and refine the matching process. Chapter 3 applies this technique to merge data from two separate surveys: the Mexican National Survey on the Dynamics of Household Relationships and the Mexican Time Use Survey. The aim is to understand how the allocation of time across different activities relates to the incidence of IPV. The results uncover disparities in intimate partner violence perpetration concerning the allocation of time across various activities such as childcare, particularly among men working fewer than 40 hours per week. In Chapter 4, the final chapter, the thesis explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on IPV, with a specific focus on geographical variations in the severity of COVID-19 at the municipality level. The findings suggest that as the COVID-19 death rate increased, more households experienced heightened tensions and conflicts related to financial and employment uncertainty. However, due to the fear of infection, perpetrators exhibited less physically harmful violence.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School
Supervisor's Name: Wilson, Dr. Tanya and Battisti, Professor Michele
Date of Award: 2023
Depositing User: Theses Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2023-84027
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2024 11:55
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2024 11:55
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.84027

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