Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/93576
Authors: 
Quimbo, S.
Javier, X.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper, School of Economics, University of the Philippines 2013-05
Abstract: 
Using data from the 2008 National Demographic and Health Survey, we ask whether women's economic empowerment -defined alternatively as having the ability to decide on (i) daily needs, (ii) major purchases, and (iii) spending own income - protects women against domestic violence. Using a simple model of choice of conflict resolution technology among spouses, we find evidence that economic empowerment protects women in a non-linear way. Low and high levels of empowerment reduce the likelihood of women experiencing domestic violence, possibly reflecting traditional gender roles in Philippine society.
Subjects: 
Economic empowerment
domestic violence
Philippines
JEL: 
J12
J16
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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