Journal of Family Violence

, Volume 30, Issue 8, pp 1045–1053 | Cite as

The Co-Occurrence of Domestic and Child Violence in Urban Peru: Evidence from Three Regions

  • Martin Benavides
  • Juan Leon Jara Almonte
  • Marcela Ponce de Leon Marquina
Original Article


Using a unique dataset collected from three regions in Peru (Huancavelica, Lima and Loreto), this study explores the co-occurrence of domestic and child violence within households; that is, the situation where a victim of domestic violence (mother) becomes a perpetrator towards other family members (children) in the same household. Secondly, the study seeks to analyze whether that relationship varies according to different levels of family wealth. The findings reveal that there is effectively, a co-occurrence between domestic and child violence.


Child maltreatment Co-occurrence of violence Domestic violence Developing countries 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Benavides
    • 1
    • 2
  • Juan Leon Jara Almonte
    • 2
  • Marcela Ponce de Leon Marquina
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyPontificia Universidad Catolica del PeruLimaPeru
  2. 2.Group for the Analysis of DevelopmentLimaPeru

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