Assessing the Impact of Gender Inequality on Female Homicide Victimization Across U.S. Cities

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Marian Williams Ph.D., Professor & Assistant Chairperson (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: To expand our understanding of gender inequality and violent crime, this study provides an assessment of the relationship between gender inequality and lethal violence against women. The authors use a cross-sectional design with racially disaggregated census data for 158 large U.S. cities in 1990 to assess the degree to which women’s absolute status and their status relative to men affect their risk of homicide victimization. Overall, the findings suggest that although certain measures of women’s absolute and relative socioeconomic status are related to female homicide victimization rates, when race-specific measures are used, the effects hold only for White women.

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Vieraitis, L., & Williams, Marian R. (2002). Assessing the impact of gender inequality on female homicide victimization across U.S. cities: A racially disaggregated analysis. Violence Against Women, 8, 35-63. Version of record available from Sage Publications. [ISSN: 1077-8012], [doi: 10.1177/10778010222182937].
Language: English
Date: 2002

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