Factors Associated With Sexual Violence against Women in Mansa District of Punjab, India.

7 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2019

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Rajdeep Kaur

Punjabi University, Department of Economics, Students

Sangeeta Nagaich

Punjabi University-Department of Economics

Date Written: June 21, 2019

Abstract

The sexual violence has been another type of domestic violence affecting the physical as well as mental health of the women. It refers to the sexual experience that range from the use of threats and intimidation to unwanted touching and forced sex. Sexual violence, mostly done by the intimate partners, is widespread in every the human society irrespective of culture, religion, caste or socio-economic status. This paper is mainly highlighting the relationship between socio-economic factors and extent of sexual violence. This study is based on primary data that is collected from Mansa district of Punjab. The result shows that little more than 40 percent of the women suffer from sexual violence irrespective of their employment status. The lesser income groups, rural women and less educated women are more prone to sexual violence as compared other segments. Nature of employment, education and income of husbands has sizeable influence on the extent of sexual violence. The husbands who are employed on regular basis are less inclined to commit sexual violence. The study states that sexual is widespread among all categories of women irrespective of their status, income, employment and so on. Therefore, there is lack of education in society regarding these facts. Hence, school curriculum berecasted and people should be educated in theses contexts to have a beautiful society free from such violence.

Keywords: Sexual Violence, Education Status, Income Status

Suggested Citation

Kaur, Rajdeep and Nagaich, Sangeeta, Factors Associated With Sexual Violence against Women in Mansa District of Punjab, India. (June 21, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3407763 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3407763

Rajdeep Kaur (Contact Author)

Punjabi University, Department of Economics, Students ( email )

Patiala
India

Sangeeta Nagaich

Punjabi University-Department of Economics ( email )

Patiala
India
Patiala, IN Punjab 147002
India

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