Covid-19, Family Stress and Domestic Violence: Remote Work, Isolation and Bargaining Power

  title={Covid-19, Family Stress and Domestic Violence: Remote Work, Isolation and Bargaining Power},
  author={Louis-Philippe Beland and Abel Brodeur and Joanne Haddad and Derek Mikola},
  journal={SSRN Electronic Journal},
We study the impacts of COVID-19 on domestic violence and family stress. Our empirical analysis relies on a unique online survey, the Canadian Perspective Survey Series, which allows us to investigate the mechanisms through which COVID-19 may affect family stress and domestic violence. We find no evidence that changes in work arrangements are related to self-reported levels of family stress and violence in the home due to confinement, suggesting that remote work on a large scale does not lead… 

Figures and Tables from this paper

Families under Confinement: COVID-19 and Domestic Violence

This study considers whether domestic violence increased during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico City. We use two separate data sources to study this question--domestic violence call-center calls and

Can't Leave You Now! Intimate Partner Violence Under Forced Coexistence and Economic Uncertainty

With the COVID-19 outbreak imposing stay at home and social distancing policies, warnings about the impact of lockdown and its economic consequences on domestic violence has surged. This paper

Social isolation, time spent at home, financial stress and domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic

In this study we use data from a large online survey of Australian women to examine whether the increased time spent at home, social isolation and financial stress resulting from COVID-19 containment

COVID-19 and Help-Seeking Behavior for Intimate Partner Violence Victims

Using detailed data at the local level on the number of calls to the domestic violence emergency hotline in Spain, we study the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak and the quarantine measures imposed on

From the perspective of Turkish women: intimate partner violence and perceived stress level in the Covid-19 pandemic

It was found that as the frequency of IPV increased, women's perception of stress also increased, and research such as this can be used to help inform decision-makers as they grapple with the adverse negative effects of public health safety measures related to Covid-19.

Social Distancing, Stimulus Payments, and Domestic Violence: Evidence from the Us During COVID-19

Starting in early March 2020, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) dramatically altered everyday lives, as several countries implemented strict lockdown or stay-athome (SAH) measures. Anecdotal

Increases in Intimate Partner Violence During COVID-19: Prevalence and Correlates

Findings do not support significant changes in the overall prevalence of IPV, but the majority of survivors reported incident IPV in relationships that had not previously been abusive, or IPV that became more severe since the start of the pandemic.

Intersectional tension: a qualitative study of the effects of the COVID-19 response on survivors of violence against women in urban India

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the burden of poverty and gendered unpaid care and decision-makers must be aware of the gendered, intersectional effects of interventions and must include residents of informal settlements who are survivors of domestic violence in the planning and implementation of public health strategies.



Family violence and COVID‐19: Increased vulnerability and reduced options for support

In many countries, including Australia, there has already seen an increase in demand for domestic violence services and reports of increased risk for children not attending schools, a pattern similar to previous episodes of social isolation associated with epidemics and pandemics.

Domestic Violence, Employment, and Divorce

Conventional wisdom suggests abused women get caught in a cycle of violence and are unable or unwilling to leave their spouses. We estimate a model of domestic violence to determine who abuses, who

Unemployment and Domestic Violence: Theory and Evidence

While many commentators perceive unemployment to be a key risk factor for intimate partner violence, the empirical evidence remains limited. We combine individual-level data from the British Crime

An Economic Analysis of Domestic Violence

While economists have been studying the family as an economic unit for almost thirty years, most models have focused on cooperative family units. Domestic violence, one of the most widespread violent

Sheltering in place and domestic violence: Evidence from calls for service during COVID-19☆

The marriage license as a hitting license: A comparison of assaults in dating, cohabiting, and married couples

There are many studies of marital and dating violence. However, methodological differences between these studies make it difficult to determine differences in the nature and extent of physical

The Gender Wage Gap and Domestic Violence.

  • A. Aizer
  • Economics
    The American economic review
  • 2010
Exogenous changes in the demand for labor in female-dominated industries are exploited to estimate the impact of the male-female wage gap on domestic violence and shed new light on the health production process as well as observed income gradients in health.

COVID-19 and social distancing measures in Queensland, Australia, are associated with short-term decreases in recorded violent crime

The objective of this study is to test whether recorded rates of violent crime declined in the context of social distancing regulations in Queensland, Australia. ARIMA modeling was used to compute

Family Violence and Football: The Effect of Unexpected Emotional Cues on Violent Behavior

Controlling for the pregame point spread and the size of the local viewing audience, it is found that upset losses lead to a 10% increase in the rate of at-home violence by men against their wives and girlfriends.

Cross-national and multilevel correlates of partner violence: an analysis of data from population-based surveys.