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dc.contributor.authorCard, David Edwarden_US
dc.contributor.authorDahl, Gordon B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-13en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-23T09:33:34Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-23T09:33:34Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36851-
dc.description.abstractWe study the link between family violence and the emotional cues associated with wins and losses by local professional football teams. We hypothesize that the risk of violence is affected by the 'gain-loss' utility of game outcomes around a rationally expected reference point. Our empirical analysis uses police reports of violent incidents on Sundays during the professional football season. Controlling for the pre-game point spread and the size of the local viewing audience, we find that upset losses (defeats when the home team was predicted to win by 4 or more points) lead to a 10 percent increase in the rate of at-home violence by men against their wives and girlfriends. In contrast, losses when the game was expected to be close have small and insignificant effects. Upset wins (when the home team was predicted to lose) also have little impact on violence, consistent with asymmetry in the gain-loss utility function. The rise in violence after an upset loss is concentrated in a narrow time window near the end of the game, and is larger for more important games. We find no evidence for reference point updating based on the halftime score.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 4869en_US
dc.subject.jelD03en_US
dc.subject.jelJ12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordReference dependenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordgain-loss utilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordintimate partner violenceen_US
dc.subject.stwFamilieen_US
dc.subject.stwVerhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwGewalten_US
dc.subject.stwFußballsporten_US
dc.subject.stwSportveranstaltungen_US
dc.subject.stwEmotionen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleFamily violence and football: The effect of unexpected emotional cues on violent behavioren_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn623488183en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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