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Risk Factors for Childhood Violence and Polyvictimization: A Cross-Country Analysis from Three Regions

Risk Factors for Childhood Violence and Polyvictimization: A Cross-Country Analysis from Three Regions

Tia Palermo, Audrey Pereira, Naomi Neijhoft, Ghaji Bello, Robert Buluma, Pierre Diem, Rocio Aznar Daban, Inah Fatoumata Kaloga, Aminul Islam, They Kheam, Birgithe Lund-Henriksenj, Nankali Maksudk, Mary Catherine Maternowska, Alina Potts, Chivith Rottanak, Chea Samnangm, Mary Shawan, Miho Yoshikawa, Amber Peterman
Child Abuse and Neglect, February 2019, vol. 88, pp. 348-361.

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ABSTRACT

Understanding risk factors is important to ending childhood violence and meeting Sustainable Development Goal 16.2. To date, no study has examined patterns of risk factors across countries comprehensively for different types of childhood violence, and there is a dearth of evidence of polyvictimization in lower- and middle-income settings. We analyse risk factors of childhood emotional (EV), physical (PV), sexual violence (SV) and polyvictimization for children aged 13–17 from nationally-representative Violence Against Children Surveys across six countries. We examine risk factors at the community-, household-, and individual- levels for each violence type, stratified by gender using multivariable logistic regression models. Across countries, school enrolment increased violence risk among females and males (three countries), but was protective against violence among females (one country), and among males (three countries). Among females, increasing age was associated with increased risk of SV (five countries) and polyvictimization (three countries); among males this relationship was less salient. Non-residence with a biological father emerged as a risk factor for SV among girls. Few or inconsistent associations were found with other factors, including number of household members, wealth, and urban residence. These results underscore on the one hand, the need for country-specific research on risk factors to inform prevention strategies, as well as increased investment in data collection to provide a more complete and robust basis for evidence generation. High levels of polyvictimization highlight overlapping vulnerabilities children face, and may provide insights for policymakers and practitioners in designing strategies to protect children at greatest risk of abuse.

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Multidimensional Child Deprivation and Poverty Measurement: Case Study of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Yekaterina Chzhen, Lucia Ferrone
Social Indicators Research, April 2017, vol. 131 (3), pp. 999-1014.

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Cash for Women’s Empowerment? A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Government of Zambia’s Child Grant Program

Juan Bonilla, Rosa Castro Zarzur, Sudhanshu Handa, Claire Nowlin, Amber Peterman, Hannah Ring, David Seidenfeld
World Development, March 2017

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Poverty and perceived stress: Evidence from two unconditional cash transfer programs in Zambia

Jacobus De Hoop, Tia Palermo, Lisa Hjelm, Sudhanshu Handa
Social Science & Medicine, March 2017, vol. 177, pp. 110-117.

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Children as Internet users: how can evidence better inform policy debate?

Jasmina Byrne, Patrick Burton
Journal of Cyber policy, February 2017, pp. 1-14.

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Women’s Individual Asset Ownership and Experience of Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence From 28 International Surveys

Amber Peterman, Audrey Pereira, Jennifer Bleck, Tia Palermo, Kathryn M. Yount
American Journal of Public Health, 2017, vol. 107 (5), pp. 747-755.

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Gender Justice and (In)security in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Bina D'Costa
Postcolonial studies, December 2016, vol. 19 (4), pp. 409-426 .

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Impact of cash transfer programs on food security and nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa: A cross-country analysis

Smriti Tiwaria, Silvio Daidone, Maria Angelita Ruvalcaba, Ervin Prifti, Sudhanshu Handa, Benjamin Davis, Ousmane Niang, Luca Pellerano, Paul Quarles van Ufford, David Seidenfeld
Global Food Security, December 2016, vol. 11, pp. 72-83.

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