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SAFRANOFF, Ana. Psychological violence against women: What factors increase the risk of this kind of intimate partner abuse?. Salud colect. [online]. 2017, vol.13, n.4, pp.611-632. ISSN 1669-2381.

Using data from Argentina’s National Study on Violence Against Women [Estudio nacional sobre violencias contra las mujeres] carried out in 2015, the article identifies the risk factors that increase women’s vulnerability to psychological abuse. Findings show that women who are more prone to be victims of this kind of partner violence are those who are less educated, older, do not earn a wage for their work, live with children at home, are involved in less “formal” long-term relationships, as well as those whose male partners have a lower educational level than their own and/or have alcohol problems and/or were victims or witnesses of violence during their childhood. The article suggests possible intervention strategies to eradicate abuse, which should be primarily targeted at empowering women and strengthening their independence from their partners.

Keywords : Violence Against Women; Risk Groups; Prevention; Argentina.

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