Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

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

No 60: Economic Determinants of Intimate Partner Violence: The Case of Sweden during Covid-19

Maria Perrotta Berlin () and Manne Gerrell ()
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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
Manne Gerrell: Malmo University

Abstract: We document an increase in intimate partner violence (IPV) against women in Sweden during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, notwithstanding the famously lasseiz-faire approach taken by the country. We investigate the role of different mediating factors, affected by the pandemic, by the containment policies, or by their economic consequences, and spilling over to violence incidence, connecting to established theories of violence. We find support for the importance of time spent at home and female unemployment. We also find a positive correlation with alcohol sales.

Keywords: COVID-19; domestic violence; unemployment; self-incapacitation

JEL-codes: J12; J16; K14

Language: English

25 pages, June 23, 2022

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