Faculty Works-in-Progress Seminar with Kristen Harknett

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 9:30am

Please join us in Cohen 436 for a Faculty Works-in-Progress Seminar with  

Kristen Harknett (Sociology): "Intimate Partner Violence in the Great Recession."

Discussants: Janice Madden (Sociology) and Susan Sorenson (School of Social Policy and Practice)


The paper, co-authored by  Daniel Schneider, Kristen Harknett and Sara McLanahan, combines longitudinal data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study with Bureau of Labor Statistics data on local area unemployment rates to examine the relationship between adverse labor market conditions and intimate partner violence between 1999 and 2010. We find that rapidly worsening labor market conditions are associated with increases in the prevalence of violent/controlling behavior in marriage.  These effects are most pronounced among whites and those with at least some post-secondary education. Worsening economic conditions significantly increase the risk that white mothers and more educated mothers will be in violent/controlling marriages rather than high quality marital unions.


Please RSVP (below) to receive a copy of the paper and to reserve your Lunch!

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