Domestic violence and women’s earnings in Mexico

  • Edith Aguirre University of Essex
Keywords: domestic violence, intimate partner violence, marriage, earnings, female labor-force participation
JEL Classification: J12, J16, D10


This paper provides the first empirical analysis on the relationship between domestic violence and women’s earnings in Mexico, a country where research on intimate partner violence has not yet received much attention in the economic literature despite the increasing rates in gender-based violence. An index for domestic violence is also created, challenging the traditional dichotomous measure used within this context. Findings reveal a negative and significant association between domestic violence and women’s earnings in Mexico for all types of intimate partner violence and independent of the IPV measure used.


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How to Cite
AguirreE. (2022). Domestic violence and women’s earnings in Mexico. Estudios Económicos, 38(1), 143-165.
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