Women’s status and domestic violence in rural Bangladesh: Individual- and community-level effects

  title={Women’s status and domestic violence in rural Bangladesh: Individual- and community-level effects},
  author={Michael A. Koenig and Saifuddin Ahmed and Mian Bazle Hossain and A. Mozumder},
We explore the determinants of domestic violence in two rural areas of Bangladesh. We found increased education, higher socioeconomic status, non-Muslim religion, and extended family residence to be associated with lower risks of violence. The effects of women’s status on violence was found to be highly context-specific. In the more culturally conservative area, higher individual-level women’s autonomy and short-term membership in savings and credit groups were both associated with… 

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