Understanding Women’s Heightened Risk of Violence in Common-Law Unions

  title={Understanding Women’s Heightened Risk of Violence in Common-Law Unions},
  author={Douglas A. Brownridge},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  pages={626 - 651}
Cohabiting women’s heightened risk of violence is a well-established relationship but one that is not fully understood. Using a recently collected representative sample of 7,396 Canadian women, the results of the present study show that the cohabitation-violence relationship persists. However, over a 6-year period, the prevalence of violence against women in cohabiting unions declined dramatically relative to marital unions. The results of the analyses suggest that the increasing prevalence of… 

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