What is it about?

In this study, Laura and I examine how women and intimate male partners' socioeconomic status affect women's exposure (experience) of different forms of Intimate Partner Violence. Using multilevel mixed-effect analysis, we consider individual-level socioeconomic status and regional socioeconomic indicators (estimates derived from the 2016 Ugandan Demographic and Health Survey).

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Why is it important?

The findings show a differential effect of women and intimate male partners' socioeconomic status on sexual, emotional and physical intimate partner. The findings suggest the need for interventions aimed at increasing women’s access to higher education, working with men and boys to reduce the occurrence of alcohol abuse and address harmful constructions of masculinity, and promoting gender equality among men as well as women. It also offers insights on the potential effect of contextual factors on women's exposure to different forms of intimate partner violence


This study shows that socioeconomic indicators may have different effects on different forms of intimate partner violence. It demonstrates how contextual factors, including sociocultural norms (not considered in this study), could affect how women and intimate male partners' socioeconomic status influence women's experience of intimate partner violence

Dr. Prince Michael Amegbor
Aarhus Universitet

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This page is a summary of: Variations in Emotional, Sexual, and Physical Intimate Partner Violence Among Women in Uganda: A Multilevel Analysis, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, March 2019, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/0886260519839429.
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