Influence of Intimate Partner Violence on Domestic Relocation in Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Young Australian Women

Gina Dillon, Rafat Hussain, Eva Kibele, Saifur Rahman, Deborah Loxton

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    Data from a national, population-based longitudinal study of Australian women (26-34 years) were analyzed to investigate the association between domestic relocation and multiple explanatory factors, namely intimate partner violence (IPV), metropolitan versus non-metropolitan residence, education, income, housing tenure, number of children, and changes in relationship status. Experience of IPV in the past 12 months was significantly associated with increased odds of domestic relocation. This association remained significant after controlling for age, social support, area of residence, income, number of children, education, and housing situation. Change in relationship status attenuated the association between recent IPV and domestic relocation. Metropolitan versus non-metropolitan residence had no major influence on these results.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1597-1620
    Number of pages24
    JournalViolence Against Women
    Issue number13
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


    • Intimate partner violence
    • domestic relocation
    • housing instability

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