34/2021 Sonia Bhalotra, Diogo Britto, Paolo Pinotti and Breno Sampaio
One in three women worldwide report having experienced domestic violence at some stage in their lives, and yet we do not have a clear understanding of the underlying causal mechanisms. Understanding causes is key to devising effective policy interventions. Using administrative data from Brazil, we investigate the role of unemployment, an economic shock, and whether unemployment benefits mitigate any impacts of job loss on domestic violence.
Public Policy and Data