Domestic violence and women’s earnings in Mexico


  • Edith Aguirre University of Essex



domestic violence, intimate partner violence, marriage, earnings, female labor-force participation


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

Aguirre, E. (2022). Domestic violence and women’s earnings in Mexico. Estudios Económicos De El Colegio De México, 38(1), 143–165.