Sociocultural Status and Incidence of Marital Violence in Hispanic Families

  title={Sociocultural Status and Incidence of Marital Violence in Hispanic Families},
  author={G. K. Kantor and J. Jasinski and E. Aldarondo},
  journal={Violence and Victims},
  pages={207 - 222}
It is not clear whether traditional cultural ideology influences wife assaults in Hispanic-American families, or if culture is confounded with the stresses of poverty, unemployment, and immigration status. Our 1992 study of 1,970 families, including a national oversample of Hispanic families, examines the incidence of marital violence in the three major Hispanic-American subgroups and in Anglo-American families, and considers how sociocultural status and attitudes towards violence affect wife… Expand
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