Attitudes Towards Partner Violence and Gender Roles in Uruguayan Women

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December 2014
Paper author(s): 
Marisa Bucheli (Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República)
Máximo Rossi (Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República y Associate Research Fellow, Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR), Tulane University)
Topic: 
Conflict, Crime and Violence
Gender Economics
Year: 
2015

According to World Health Organization (2013), 30% of even-partnered women have experienced either physical or/and sexual intimate partner violence (IPV) in the course of their lives. The incidence of IPV in Latin America and Caribbean region is higher relative to other high income and middle-income countries. This problem is particularly relevant in Uruguay. The empirical literature provides evidence that violence towards partners is more likely among individuals that justify, approve or favor this type of violence. This paper explores the extent to which tolerant attitudes to violence against women are correlated with tolerance to violence against men, and the relation of these attitudes with three factors: a) having experienced violence when a child, b) attitudes to motherhood roles and, c) attitudes to gender roles in society.

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