New article: Gender, Resources, and Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in Egypt Before and After the Arab Spring
10th March 2021
A new article, by Mariam Abouelenin (Lancaster University), has been published in the Sage Journal 'Violence Against Women' and is available to view here.
Mariam Abouelenin is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Lancaster. Drawing primarily on quantitative research methods, her PhD thesis focuses on women’s employment stability, marital decision-making, and intimate partner violence against women in Egypt. Prior to her PhD, she completed her MSc in Economic Development and Policy Analysis at the University of Nottingham. Before that, she obtained her BSc in Economics from the American University of Paris.
This study draws on resource and feminist theories to empirically test the influence of women’s resources and gender performance on psychological and physical intimate partner violence (IPV) in Egypt. Having applied two-stage least squares regressions to nationally representative data from the Demographic and Health Survey (N = 11,319), the results show that women’s education and employment reduce their risk of physical IPV and that the effect of women’s employment on IPV is moderated by their spouses’ employment, with the lowest risk of physical IPV observed among employed women with unemployed or blue-collar spouses. Women’s employment and relative education were not associated with the risk of psychological IPV. While education and employment remain among the strongest deterrents of physical IPV, there was no moderation effect found before or after the Arab Spring for psychological and physical IPV.
For further details, please contact Mariam (firstname.lastname@example.org).