publication . Report . Preprint . 1985

Domestic Violence: a Non-Random Affair

Helen V. Tauchen; Ann Dryden Witte; Sharon K. Long;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 1985
  • Publisher: National Bureau of Economic Research
Abstract
In this paper, we develop and estimate a model of violence between romantically linked men and women. Physical violence is viewed as both a source of direct gratification and as an instrument for controlling the victim's behavior. Our model is a Stackleberg type model in which the assailant maximizes expected utility subject to the stochastic reaction function of the victim. Our model is estimated by a bounded-?influence regression technique because the process generating violence appears to lead to a heavy-tailed error distribution. Our empirical results suggest that increases in the assailants(i.e. the male's) income serve to increase violence, while increases...
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free text keywords: Expected utility hypothesis, Socioeconomic status, Gratification, Economics, Social psychology, Domestic violence
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publication . Report . Preprint . 1985

Domestic Violence: a Non-Random Affair

Helen V. Tauchen; Ann Dryden Witte; Sharon K. Long;