[An economic evaluation of intimate partner violence in France].

Abstract

This study aims to carry out an economic evaluation of intimate partner violence in France. Using published data, institutional sources, field studies and expert opinions, the cost of intimate partner violence is estimated in terms of the overall cost to society. A range of different economic approaches are used (micro-economic, meso-economic and macro-economic approaches). The total cost of intimate partner violence in France is estimated at 2.5 billion Euros per year (between 1.7 and 3.5 billion Euros). The total cost of intimate partner violence includes healthcare costs (483 ? million), social and justice services (355 ? million), production losses as a result of deaths, imprisonments and absenteeism (1099 ? million), and the human costs of rape and prejudice (535 ? million). By increasing the budget allocated to the prevention of domestic violence by one euro, it is estimated that the state, health insurance and local authorities could make savings of up to 87 Euros of social spending, including 30 Euros of direct expenses.

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@article{Nectoux2010AnEE, title={[An economic evaluation of intimate partner violence in France].}, author={Marc Nectoux and Claude Mugnier and Sandrine Baffert and Mait{\'e} Albagly and Bertrand Th{\'e}lot}, journal={Santé publique}, year={2010}, volume={22 4}, pages={405-16} }