Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

SITE Working Paper Series,
Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics

No 58: Domestic violence legislation - Awareness and support in Latvia, Russia and Ukraine

Maria Perrotta Berlin (), Pamela Campa (), Elena Paltseva (), Marija Krumina (), Anna Pluta () and Solomiya Shpak ()
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Maria Perrotta Berlin: Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, Postal: Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, P.O. Box 6501, SE-113 83 Stockholm, Sweden
Pamela Campa: Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, Postal: Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, P.O. Box 6501, SE-113 83 Stockholm, Sweden
Elena Paltseva: Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, Postal: Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, P.O. Box 6501, SE-113 83 Stockholm, Sweden
Marija Krumina: Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies (BICEPS)
Anna Pluta: Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies (BICEPS)
Solomiya Shpak: Kyiv School of Economics (KSE)

Abstract: A large literature, that received further momentum during the Covid-19 pandemic, evaluates legislative initiatives to combat domestic violence. For legislation to induce a reduction in crime, information and awareness among the population are in many cases necessary. This study investigates the factors that correlate with awareness and support for domestic violence legislation in three countries that introduced recent reforms. We find that men, younger cohorts, married and less educated people are less well-informed, as well as minority language speakers. Studies of legislation awareness are important to motivate and target information campaigns.

Keywords: Domestic violence; legislation awareness; reforms; norms

JEL-codes: D83; D91; J12; K14

Language: English

39 pages, June 10, 2022

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