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Title: Three essays on the economics of crime and gender
Author: Garcia Ramos, Aixa Maria
ISNI:       0000 0004 7432 4219
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2018
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This thesis focuses on intimate partner violence (IPV) and homicides in Mexico. The first chapter examines the effect of a woman’s relative income on IPV. My results show a U-shaped relationship between a woman’s relative income and the prevalence of physical, emotional and economic IPV. In contrast, sexual IPV linearly increases with a woman’s relative income. In the second chapter, I investigate the impact of easier access to divorce—as a consequence of the introduction of unilateral and no-fault divorce—on IPV and a woman’s contribution to decision-making. The results show that emotional and economic IPV decrease, while physicaland sexual IPV increase when they are not associated with the two other types of violence. Moreover, a woman’s contribution to decision-making improves as divorce becomes easier. In the third chapter I examine the role of the electoral cycle in explaining turf wars between Drug Trafficking Organisations (DTOs). Using homicides between DTOs as a proxy for turf wars, my findings show an increase in homicides during the lame duck period.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Economic and Social Research Council ; University of Birmingham Business School
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.760431  DOI: Not available
Keywords: HC Economic History and Conditions ; HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform ; HQ The family. Marriage. Woman ; HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
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