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Unemployment and domestic violence


Contrary to popular belief, the incidence of domestic violence in Britain does not seem to have risen during the recession. But according to research by Jonathan Wadsworth and colleagues, men and women have experienced different risks of unemployment – and these have had contrasting effects on the level of physical abuse.


Dan Anderberg, Helmut Rainer, Jonathan Wadsworth and Tanya Wilson

5 February 2014     Paper Number CEPCP411

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This CentrePiece article is published under the centre's Labour markets programme.