Does trade liberalization foster intimate partner violence?

Alberto Chong, Daniel Velásquez

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We exploit unexpected and drastic unilateral tariff reductions in Peru during the 2000s. In districts where male employment was more vulnerable to these reductions, we observe a statistically significant increase in intimate partner violence relative to less vulnerable districts. Our findings show that several causal paths may be at play and appear to highlight the fact that these paths may complement and even exacerbate each other. Our findings hold when applying a broad array of robustness tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-602
Number of pages40
JournalEconomic Development and Cultural Change
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 2024

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  • Intimate partner violence
  • Trade liberalization
  • Male employment
  • Peru


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