The Elevated Risk for Violence Against Cohabiting Women

  title={The Elevated Risk for Violence Against Cohabiting Women},
  author={Douglas A. Brownridge},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  pages={809 - 832}
  • D. Brownridge
  • Published 1 July 2008
  • Psychology
  • Violence Against Women
This study examined cohabiting women's elevated risk for male partner violence. It was predicted that an increased rate of cohabitation would be accompanied by a reduction in the bias toward selection into cohabitation and that this would result in greater similarity between characteristics of cohabiting and marital relationships as well as in their respective rates of violence. The results were generally consistent with this prediction. Cohabitation increased in Canada between 1993 and 2004… 

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