The Association Between Own Unemployment and Violence Victimization Among Female Youths

Michele Tertilt*, Gerard J. van den Berg

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We estimate the association between the unemployment status of young women and the probability that they are subject to violence, using Swedish population register data covering the period 1999-2008. These data contain the highest-level classification of diagnoses made by medical experts at every individual in-patient and out-patient visit to medical care units, including every contact with a physician. We distinguish between domestic and non-domestic violence. It turns out that unemployed women are significantly more likely to be victimized than employed women with the same individual characteristics. This is mostly reflected in indicators of non-domestic violence and long-run abuse among unemployed female youths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-513
Number of pages15
JournalJahrbucher fur nationalokonomie und statistik
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - Jul-2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Conflict
  • household
  • relationships
  • assaults
  • abuse
  • health
  • crime
  • ICD codes
  • unemployment

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