Pandey, Manoj K. and Singh, Prakash and Yadav, Ram Ashish (2008): Domestic violence and women’s health in India: evidence from health survey.
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This paper examines the effect of domestic violence on the health of ever-married women of reproductive age group in India. Micro-level National Family Health Survey (NFHS-III) data for the year 2005-06 has been used in the study. We employ disease, body mass index, under nutrition level and anemia as the measures of health and physical, emotional and sexual forms of domestic violence are used as indicators of domestic violence at both national and state levels. We find that domestic violence has negative impact on the overall women’s health and nutritional status. However, national level results are not consistent with that of the states level. Based on the findings, we argue that the issue of domestic violence should be addressed in national and state level health policies and programmes.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Domestic violence and women’s health in India: evidence from health survey|
|Keywords:||Domestic violence; health; prevalence rate|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I12 - Health Behavior
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J12 - Marriage ; Marital Dissolution ; Family Structure ; Domestic Abuse
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I0 - General > I00 - General
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J16 - Economics of Gender ; Non-labor Discrimination
|Depositing User:||Manoj Pandey|
|Date Deposited:||30. Jun 2009 08:53|
|Last Modified:||23. Feb 2013 19:36|
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