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Gender Policy and Intimate Partner Violence in Colombia

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Title: Gender Policy and Intimate Partner Violence in Colombia
Authors: Durevall, Dick
Issue Date: Jul-2021
Extent: 47
Publication type: report
Publisher: University of Gothenburg
Organization: Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
Keywords: gender policy
domestic violence
physical violence
sexual violence
Abstract: In 1995, Colombia signed the first legally binding international treaty that criminalizes all forms of violence against women. After this, the government took a number of steps to improve laws and policies, but progress was slow. This paper employs a differences-in differences approach and Demographic and Health Surveys from 2010 and 2015 to estimate the impact of a renewed effort to reduce intimate partner violence (IPV), based on recommendations by the UN. To identify the effect of the nationa... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL Codes I18, J12, K36
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