At this PIER public research seminar, Priya Devendran will present the results of her investigation into the role of unemployment and intersectional differences in the severity of intimate partner violence perpetration (IPV).
It is well established that race and gender are associated with IPV perpetration, and a myriad of factors make both these social categories two of the strongest correlates for IPV perpetration. While informative, extant research has not yet demonstrated empirically how unemployment can help us understand intersectional differences in the severity of IPV perpetration.
This seminar will outline findings from an investigation that examined whether certain groups characterised by the intersection of race and gender are more likely to engage in severe IPV and, if so, the extent to which unemployment explains (i.e., mediates) why certain demographic groups are more likely to do so.
Priya joined PIER as a Research Fellow in 2017, and has over five years of experience conducting police and crime related research. Her research interests lie in community policing, and she is in her third year of a PhD at the University of Oxford.
If you have any questions, email PIER@aru.ac.uk