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Gender norms and domestic abuse: evidence from Australia

ACDE Seminar


Professor Robert Breunig, Australian National University


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Tuesday, 1 June, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:30

Australia conforms strongly to the gender norm that women should earn less than their male partners. We investigate the impact of violating this cultural norm on the incidence of domestic violence and emotional abuse against women and men in Australia. Violating the male breadwinning norm results in a 35 per cent increase in the likelihood of partner violence against women and a 20 per cent increase in emotional abuse. We find no effect on abuse against men.

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