Economics Research Seminar | Weatherhead

Economics Research Seminar

do Income Shocks Affect Domestic Violence?

This project examines how the timing of nutritional assistance payments affects instances of domestic violence, using a policy change in Illinois that altered SNAP benefit issuance timing to evaluate two arguments: (i) parents or partners use violence as a way to express frustration near the end of the month when resources are lean, and/or (ii) parents or partners use violence as a way to control the allocation of household resources shortly after an influx of benefits. Using crime-level data, we find that distributing SNAP benefits later in the month increases domestic abuse by 6.7% and child maltreatment by 32.5%. 

Please join the Economics Department for a research seminar.  This event is open to all Case Western Reserve University faculty, Ph.D. students, economic majors and minors, and those interested in economics research.

Contact Information:
Teresa Kabat 
teresa.kabat@case.edu 
216.368.4110

Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 05
11119 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, OH 44106-7235
United States
Speaker(s): Analisa Packham, Ph.D., Miami University
Sponsored by: Economics Department
Do Income Shocks Affect Domestic Violence

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