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Intimate partner violence against Aboriginal men in Canada

Author(s) Brownridge, Douglas A.
Title Intimate partner violence against Aboriginal men in Canada
Source The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology,August 2010, No. 43, pp223-237
Date 2010
Document type Journal article
Coverage Canada
Summary This study examines Aboriginal men's elevated risk for violent victimisation relative to non-Aboriginal men. Using data extracted from Statistic Canada's General Social Survey in 1999 the author conducted descriptive analyses and found, for example, that 6% of Aboriginal men compared to 1.7% of non-Aboriginal men reported they had experienced violence from their current partner in the preceding year. A number of independent variables were examined for the five year prevalence of violence for Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals. It was found that Aboriginal men were more likely to be young and young age had a greater effect on Aboriginal men's risk of violent victimisation, than non-Aboriginal men. Another significant finding was that Aboriginal men were three times as likely to be unemployed than non-Aboriginal men and men's unemployment had a larger effect on Aboriginal men's odds on being violently victimised than non-Aboriginal men. The author suggests that further research is needed around the complex interplay of colonisation and risk factors.
Keywords Aboriginal men; intimate partner violence; IPV; domestic violence
Topic Domestic violence