【IEF Seminar 35】A.P. Zhou Dong: Education and Domestic Violence: Evidence from China


EFIT Yuqi Ding & Chen Zeng

On the afternoon of September 19, Professor Zhou Dong, associate professor of Applied Economics, Shanghai Jiaotong University, gave a lecture on the relationship between education and the reduction of domestic violence in China at the invitation of the Academy of Economics and Finance.

Zhou Dong began to describe the implementation of compulsory education in China by introducing background literature, reviewing the contribution identification strategies and data measurement models in this paper, in order to explore the causal impact of education on women's likelihood of domestic violence. Local average treatment outcomes from instrumental variables showed that one-year schooling reduced the likelihood of battering or forced sexual intercourse by 6.5%, especially for rural sub-samples and women under the age of nine.In addition, Zhou Dong studied the relevant results archives and estimated operational reduction forms to explore possible mechanisms. Finally, it is concluded that the improvement of education is beneficial to women with significant social status and income. In addition, studies have shown that changing attitudes towards gender can reduce the impact of domestic violence by a total of 33.3 percent.

Zhou Dong helped the lecturers and students understand the relationship between education and domestic violence in a mild and interesting way. The lecturers and students had a good harvest and had a heated discussion.