Physically violent husbands of the 1890s and their resources

@article{Peterson2004PhysicallyVH,
  title={Physically violent husbands of the 1890s and their resources},
  author={David Peterson},
  journal={Journal of Family Violence},
  year={2004},
  volume={6},
  pages={1-15}
}
This article applies Goode's Resource Theory of wife beating to Lane County, Oregon from 1891 to 1900. The sample population consists of 56 women who appeared in divorce suits and claimed that their husbands had physically abused them. The study's findings largely support Resource Theory, although biases in the sample population make it more suggestive than conclusive. Wife beaters of the 1890s tended to be relatively low in economic and social resources, particularly when compared to their… CONTINUE READING

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