Global Advanced Research Journal of Social Science (GARJSS)
February 2013 Vol. 2(2), pp. 038-046
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Effects of socio-demographic factors on children ever born for domestic and non-domestic violence: Application of Path model

Rabiul Islam, Rashed Alam* and Rafiqul Islam

Department of Population Science and HRD, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh.

*Corresponding author E-mail: mrasps_29us@yahoo.com

Accepted 04 December, 2012

Abstract

Bangladesh is a developing country with huge population. Along with various aspects of population problem, domestic violence against women is an important issue. In this regard, this article has been conducted the issues associated with the domestic violence against women using Bangladesh Demography and Health Survey (BDHS) 2007 data. This study contains 10,146 currently married women out of 10,996 ever married women, because the study is mainly violence related. The purpose of this study is to identify which factors associated with the domestic violence against women in Bangladesh. Path analysis is used to find out the direct, indirect and implied effects of the selected socio-demographic factors on children ever born (CEB). For domestic violence, total effects of exogenous variables like as respondent’s education, respondent’s occupation, religion and wealth index are observed negative direction on CEB and the remaining variables such as type of place of residence and contraceptive use are observed positive direction on CEB. Again the total effects of endogenous variables like as age at first marriage and duration of breast-feeding shows negative direction on CEB. It is also same for as non-domestic violence. In this case the total effects of exogenous variables like as respondent’s education and religion are observed negative direction on CEB and the remaining variables like as type of place of residence, respondent’s occupation, wealth index and contraceptive use are observed positive direction on CEB.

Keywords: Socio-demographic factors, Children ever born (CEB), Domestic and non-domestic violence and Path analysis.

 

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