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Is working risky or protective for married adolescent girls in urban slums in Kenya? Understanding the association between working status, savings and intimate-partner violence

Author: Eunice Muthengi, Tabither Gitau and Karen Austrian Organisation: Population Council Year: 2016

The paper by the Population Council shows first results from a baseline study carried out in four cities in Kenya, where 3,224 girls aged 15-19 were interviewed. It finds that intimate partner violence is more likely to happen to married adolescent girls who work without saving money and whose husbands don’t trust them with money. The researchers make some recommendations to help reduce risks of violence for girls.

TAGS: Research article Kenya Sub-Saharan Africa Violence against girls Poverty