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[Postponed] Economic and Social Context of Domestic Violence

[Postponed until further notice]

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the academic and policy interest in the causes and consequences of domestic violence. With this in mind, the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) together with the Centre for Economic Analysis (CenEA) and the FREE Network will host a conference on the social and economic context of domestic violence.

Increases in Domestic Violence and “Shadow Pandemic”

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 in the spring of 2020, media outlets around the world have reported increases in domestic violence. United Nations secretary-general António Guterres has even referred to it as a “shadow pandemic”. Besides news outlets, academic researchers have also taken an interest in the issue, which is crucial to draw the right conclusions from the patterns visible in the statistics.

But more rigorous statistical analysis is needed for understanding not only the scale of domestic violence during the pandemic but also the broader socio-economic reasons which are behind this phenomenon in regular times, how it is perceived and what types of policies and regulations can be employed to limit it.

Conference and Keynote Lecture

The conference will combine presentations of academic papers and contributions from policy makers and interest groups. Both applied and theoretical contributions are welcome. The keynote lecturer will be Professor Bilge Erten (Northeastern University) and the conference is planned as a hybrid event with several sessions held at the Stockholm School of Economics and the entire program streamed online.

This event is organised as part of the Forum for Research on Gender Economics (FROGEE) supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). 

Program and Registration

The full program and when the registration page will open will be announced soon.


* Views represented during the events are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the FREE Network, or its institutes and partner organisations.