Economics Research Seminar | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

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 

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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