A policy change in Turkey in 1997 raised the number of years that children are required to be at school from five to eight. This column reports research that uses this reform of compulsory education to estimate the effect of education on domestic violence against women. The results indicate that additional schooling makes men less prone to abuse of their spouses.
Jan FidrmucBrunel University
Department of Economics and Finance and CEDI, Brunel University; Institute for Strategy and Analysis (ISA), Government Office of the Slovak Republic; CESifo Munich; Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA), and Global Labor Organization (GLO).