Domestic violence in the urban fringe

Di Bartolo, Lawrence M. & Carpenter, Belinda J. (2001) Domestic violence in the urban fringe. Urban Policy and Research, 19(3), pp. 347-366.

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Police call data for domestic violence incidents in the city of Brisbane were used to further explore the locational disadvantage thesis. It was hypothesised that the supposed additional burdens and stresses on disadvantaged families living in the outer suburbs may be reflected in significantly higher rates of reported domestic violence. Using an index of relative socioeconomic disadvantage and employing Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), this research shows that significantly higher rates of reported domestic violence occur in the inner suburbs relative to the middle or outer suburbs of Brisbane. This finding adds further doubt as to the magnitude of locational disadvantage impacts on outer suburban low income family households.

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ID Code: 9580
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: locational disadvantage, reported domestic violence, relative disadvantage, outer suburban living, Brisbane
DOI: 10.1080/08111140108727883
ISSN: 1476-7244
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Urban Policy and Research 19(3):pp. 347-366.
Deposited On: 18 Sep 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 13:51

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