The impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on physical domestic violence:Evidence from a list randomization experiment

Porter, C. and Favara, M. and Sánchez, A. and Scott, D. (2021) The impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on physical domestic violence:Evidence from a list randomization experiment. SSM - Population Health, 14. ISSN 2352-8273

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Abstract

We quantify the increase in physical domestic violence (family or intimate partner violence) experienced by young people aged 18–26 during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdowns in Peru. To do this we use an indirect methodology, the double list randomization experiment. The list experiment was embedded in a telephone survey to participants of the Young Lives study, a long-standing cohort survey. We find that 8.3% of the sample experienced an increase in physical violence within their households during the lockdown period. Those who had already reported experiencing domestic violence in the last round of (in-person) data collection in 2016 are more likely to have experienced increased physical violence during the COVID-19 lockdown, with 23.6% reporting an increase during this time. The reported increase in violence does not differ significantly by gender. List experiments, if carefully conducted, may be a relatively cheap and feasible way to elicit information about sensitive issues during a phone survey.

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Journal Article
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SSM - Population Health
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06 May 2021 14:05
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Published
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22 Nov 2021 16:23