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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4266

Title: Violence against women in renter versus owner-occupied housing: is homeownership a panacea?
Authors: Brownridge, Douglas
Keywords: VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, HOMEOWNERSHIP, RENTAL HOUSING
Issue Date: May-2005
Publisher: Pristine Publishing
Citation: Women's Health and Urban Life. 4(1):45-62
Abstract: Using a representative sample of 7,141 Canadian women living either in renter- or owner-occupied housing, this investigation assessed the extent of women's elevated risk for violence in rental housing relative to owner-occupied housing as well as potential explanations for this relationship. Canadian women living in rental housing were twice as likely as their counterparts in owner-occupied housing to experience violence. Explanations examined included family life course (age, marital status, duration of union), male control and domination (sexual jealousy, sexual possessiveness, patriarchal domination), socioeconomic indicators (woman's and partner's employment, woman's and partner's education), and control variables (place of origin, Aboriginal status, urban/rural residence, dwelling type). Results showed that family life course as well as male control and domination are important for understanding the elevated risk of violence against women in rental housing. Thus, the classic housing policy stance, to simply encourage homeownership, will not adequately address this women's health issue.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4266
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