Study Examines Link Between Dowry and Violence
Thursday, April 12, 2007 1:05 PM

The Institute for Social Studies released a working paper on a study in South India that examines the links between changing practices related to dowry and inter-spousal violence.  Dowry prevalence and payments have increased which, the study suggests, have lowered incidences of violence.

The study findings are based upon analysis of quantitative and qualitative data from surveys performed in a village in the Salem district in Southern India from 2002 to 2003.  Data collection included information based on socioeconomic status, fertility, marriage, dowry and domestic violence and implemented across different classes and castes. 

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Compiled from: "Domestic Violence and Dowry: Evidence from a South Indian Village," by Sharada Srinivasan and Arjun S. Bedi, Institute of Social Science, Working Paper Series No. 429, July 2006. (PDF, 43 pages)