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Intimate partner violence and children's health outcomes

Jofre-Bonet, M., Rossello-Roig, M. & Serra-Sastre, V. ORCID: 0000-0002-6329-4507 (2024). Intimate partner violence and children's health outcomes. SSM - Population Health, 25, article number 101611. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2024.101611


A growing body of literature has established that childhood health is a crucial determinant of human capital formation. Shocks experienced in utero and during early life may have far-reaching consequences that extend well into adulthood. Nevertheless, there is relatively little evidence regarding the effects of parental behaviour on child health. This paper contributes to the literature by examining the impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on the child's health production function. Using data from the UK's Millennium Cohort Study and leveraging information on both child health and IPV, our analysis reveals that exposure to IPV is negatively associated to child's health. Children witnessing IPV in their household see their probability of being in excellent health reduced by 7 percentage points. Our results also suggest that children exposed to IPV are subject to increased morbidity, manifested in elevated risks of hearing and respiratory problems, as well as long-term health conditions and are less likely to get fully immunised.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available under the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND license and permits non-commercial use of the work as published, without adaptation or alteration provided the work is fully attributed.
Publisher Keywords: Intimate partner violence, Child health, Coefficient stability, Propensity score matching
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Departments: School of Policy & Global Affairs
School of Policy & Global Affairs > Economics
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