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Sex Differences in Homicide Rates

Fred C. Pampel

in The Institutional Context of Population Change

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2001 | ISBN: 9780226645254
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226645278 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226645278.003.0011
Sex Differences in Homicide Rates

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This chapter examines the gap between male and female homicide victimization to gain further insight into the consequences for mortality of changes in the status of women and the national institutions that promote or obstruct those changes. It tests a hypothesis of institutional adjustment that posits an increase and then a decrease in relative female homicide; curvilinear relationships for variables related to women's status, such as female work and family ties; and variation across ages and nations in the curvilinear relationships of time, female work, and family ties to relative female homicide rates.

Keywords: homicide victimization; mortality; national institutions; institutional adjustment; female homicide; female work; family ties; age; nation

Chapter.  6462 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Population and Demography

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