Predicting gender disparities in attitudes towards intimate partner violence against women: a case study from Rwanda
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Mette Albèr, Ming Yu Wong, Urša Krenk & Stan deRuijter
This paper examines the factors associated with gender disparities in attitudes towards intimate-partner violence against women (IPVAW) at the regional and household level using data from the 2010 Demo-graphic and Health Survey (DHS) in Rwanda. An OLS regression model was used at the regional level, while multivariate logistic regression models were ﬁtted at the household level. The results show that women’s education level and women’s TV-viewing frequency are signiﬁcant and consistent predictors of gender disparities at the household level, with sizeable marginal eﬀects. More generally, many factors beyond national- and regional-level characteristics account for variation in IPVAW acceptance across genders, suggesting that more granular and sophisticated modes of analysis can help to determine the true nature of relationships between individual and household level factors and attitudes towards IPVAW.
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