, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 293–307 | Cite as

Reproductive health and domestic violence: Are the poorest women uniquely disadvantaged?

  • Sunita KishorEmail author
  • Kiersten Johnson


We use Demographic and Health Survey data from Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti to compare women in different poverty and violence categories in terms of their experience of selected reproductive health outcomes. “Poor” women are those who belong to the bottom quintile of households arrayed according to a widely accepted asset-based wealth index. The results suggest that women who are both poor and have experienced violence are not unique in their reproductive health disadvantage. In particular, for all three reproductive health outcomes we consider, the negative association with having experienced violence cuts across all women, poor and wealthy.


Intimate Partner Violence Domestic Violence Reproductive Health Dominican Republic Wealth Index 
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