Effects of female political leaders and child socialisation on Gender-Based Violence in India

  • John Simister Manchester Metropolitan University, Great Britain

Abstract

This paper studies the risk of domestic violence between husband & wife in India, and the acceptance or rejection of such violence.  It investigates how child socialisation influences a person’s attitudes and behaviour in adult life, via a maladaptive pathway.  Specifically, it tests the hypothesis that attitudes of men to domestic violence are influenced by whether or not a female politician took on a powerful political role, when they were about 5 years old.  Empirical evidence is reported, from ‘Demographic and Health Surveys’ in India.  Results indicate that election of a female Prime Minister or President does appear to affect boys; such effects can be detected at the time of interview, sometimes decades after the election of a female leader.  This paper does not test effects of childhood socialisation on girls.

Author Biography

John Simister, Manchester Metropolitan University, Great Britain

Senior Lecturer, Economics, Policy & International Business Dept. Manchester Metropolitan University, M15 6BH

Published
2018-05-15
How to Cite
SIMISTER, John. Effects of female political leaders and child socialisation on Gender-Based Violence in India. Archives of Psychology, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 5, may 2018. ISSN 2573-7902. Available at: <https://archivesofpsychology.org/index.php/aop/article/view/58>. Date accessed: 17 oct. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.31296/aop.v2i5.58.
Section
Research Articles

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