Women's Workforce Participation and Spousal Violence: Insights from India

Arpita Biswas & Anjani Thampi
Intimate partner violence is a serious form of unfreedom inflicted on women across the world. How does the incidence of such violence vary with women’s workforce participation – a factor that is supposed to enhance their economic well-being? Our study examines this relationship using a nationally representative dataset from India. Given vast heterogeneity among Indian women, we investigate how this link varies by their class and socio-religious identities. Treating women’s employment as endogenous, we find...

Registration Year

  • 2021

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  • Preprint


  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • O. P. Jindal Global University