Male Partner Violence Against Women in Stepfamilies: An Analysis of Risk and Explanations in the Canadian Milieu

  title={Male Partner Violence Against Women in Stepfamilies: An Analysis of Risk and Explanations in the Canadian Milieu},
  author={Douglas A. Brownridge},
  journal={Violence and Victims},
  pages={17 - 36}
  • D. Brownridge
  • Published 1 February 2004
  • Psychology
  • Violence and Victims
Using a representative sample of 2,703 Canadian women living in either a stepfamily or a biological family, this investigation assesses the extent of women’s elevated risk for violence in stepfamilies relative to biological families as well as explanations for this relationship. Canadian women living in stepfamilies are shown to be twice as likely as their counterparts in biological families to experience violence. Differences between the two groups are greatest on some of the most severe forms… 

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