Influential Factors Among Male Population, Which Associated with the Economic Violence Against Women in Laos


This article examined the influential factors among male population, which associated with the economic violence against women in Laos. The study was based on the Quantitative Research Methodology. The structured interview questionnaire was used to collect data from the sample population of 350 men, among 350 households settled in the rural areas of Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR. The Multiple Regression Analysis technique was applied to analyze data to identify the key influential factors associated with economic violence against women. The data collection was conducted in August 2015. The study showed that the majority of the male population are men whose aged between 30 and 39 (33.1%). 46% of the population engage in primary education, and 43.7% of them engage in secondary education. 83.1% of the population are rice farmer or other agricultural activities. The majority of the population (40.6%) has perpetrated the economic violence against women. On the specific issue of economic violence, 35.4% of the male population admitted that they do not like the idea of letting their wives to work outside their house. This study found that the health condition of men has a significant influence on economic violence against women, at the statistically significant level of 0.05. In accordance with the stipulated hypothesis of this study, data analysis showed that both the factor on experiencing violence and the factor on witnessing of violence have a significant influence on the level of economic violence against women in Lao, at the significant level of 0.01.

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This article uses data from the research on Primary Prevention of Domestic Violence in Laos: Understanding Risk Factors on Perpetration. The researchers are grateful to the male population in Laos, who provided very useful information. And The National Research University Projects of KKU (KKU_NRU) for funding support to the research.

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Ayuwat, D., Sananikone, S. Influential Factors Among Male Population, Which Associated with the Economic Violence Against Women in Laos. Gend. Issues 35, 330–338 (2018).

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  • Domestic violence
  • Economic violence
  • Women in Laos
  • Male population