Consequences of domestic violence against women on children’s school progress in Peru: a countrywide study differentiated by gender

Areas : Ethnicity, gender and citizenship, Poverty and equality
Researcher/s in charge : Lorena Alcazar
Execution time:December 2014


The main goal of this study is to determine the relevance of gender violence at home as a decisive element in school performance. Specifically, the main purpose of the study is to estimate the effect of violence against women at home on children’s school performance through the possibility of their failing the school year. Particularly, it seeks to determine whether domestic violence against women affects boys and girls at home in a differentiated form. The hypothesis of this study is that girls suffer greater damage from exposure to gender-related violence at home.