11/09/2022 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/09/2022 06:18
We quantify the increase in physical domestic violence (family or intimate partner violence) experienced by young people aged 18-26 during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdowns in Peru. We find that 8.3% of the sample experienced an increase in physical violence within their households during the lockdown period. Those who had already reported experiencing domestic violence in the last round of (in-person) data collection in 2016 are more likely to have experienced increased physical violence during the COVID-19 lockdown, with 23.6% reporting an increase during this time. The reported increase in violence does not differ significantly by gender.
This is an output of the Young Lives at Work programme
C. Porter, M. Favara, A. Sánchez, D. Scott, (2021) "The impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on the experience of domestic violence among young people in Peru: Evidence from a list randomization experiment". Social Science and Medicine- Population Health, Vol. 14, June 2021, 100792.