Partner Violence

By: Van Wyk, Judy A., Benson, Micheal L., Fox, Greer Litton, and Alfred DeMaris.

Using data from the National Survey of Families and Households these researchers find after controlling for economic and demographic characteristics that women who are married to their partners are significantly less likely to be victims of male-to-female partner violence than women who are cohabiting.

Detangling individual-, partner-, and community-level correlates of partner violence. Crime and Delinquency49 (3): 412-38.