Identifying the causal effect of alcohol abuse on the perpetration of intimate partner violence by men using a natural experiment

Citation

Averett, Susan L. & Wang, Yang (2016). Identifying the causal effect of alcohol abuse on the perpetration of intimate partner violence by men using a natural experiment. Southern Economic Journal. vol. 82 (3) pp. 697-724

Abstract

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is widespread and has substantial negative consequences. Researchers have documented a strong positive correlation between alcohol abuse and IPV. However, alcohol abuse is potentially endogenous to IPV. We deal with this problem by exploring a unique instrumental variablethe September 11 terrorist attackin Wave III of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Ordinary least squares results confirm a strong positive correlation between alcohol abuse and IPV. However, our two-stage least squares results are statistically insignificant. These results indicate that alcohol abuse might not have a causal effect on IPV and, therefore, have important policy implications.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002%2Fsoej.12104

Keyword(s)

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROBLEM DRINKING TERRORIST ATTACKS DATING VIOLENCE UNITED-STATES NEW-YORK WOMEN CONSUMPTION COUPLES HEALTH Economics

Notes

ISI Document Delivery No.: DD7BJ Times Cited: 0 Cited Reference Count: 54 Averett, Susan L. Wang, Yang Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development [P01-HD31921] This research uses data from AddHealth, a program project directed by Kathleen Mullan Harris and designed by J. Richard Udry, Peter S. Bearman, and Kathleen Mullan Harris at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and funded by grant P01-HD31921 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, with cooperative funding from 23 other federal agencies and foundations. Special acknowledgment is due Ronald R. Rindfuss and Barbara Entwisle for assistance in the original design. Information on how to obtain the AddHealth data files is available on the AddHealth Web site (http://www.cpc.unc.edu/addhealth). No direct support was received from grant P01-HD31921 for this analysis. 0 WILEY-BLACKWELL HOBOKEN SOUTH ECON J

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Southern Economic Journal

Author(s)

Averett, Susan L.
Wang, Yang

Year Published

2016

Volume Number

82

Issue Number

3

Pages

697-724

Edition

February 8, 2016

DOI

10.1002/soej.12104

Reference ID

7782