Estimating the number of American children living in partner-violent families

Renee McDonald, Ernest N. Jouriles, Suhasini Ramisetty-Mikler, Raul Caetano, Charles E. Green

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Abstract

The number of American children living in partner-violent households was estimated from a nationally representative sample of 1,615 dual-parent households. Approximately 15.5 million American children were estimated to live in families in which partner violence had occurred at least once in the previous year, with 7 million estimated to live in families in which severe partner violence had occurred. The prevalence of partner violence was higher among couples with children than among couples without children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-142
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Family Psychology
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2006

Keywords

  • Children
  • Domestic violence
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Prevalence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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    McDonald, R., Jouriles, E. N., Ramisetty-Mikler, S., Caetano, R., & Green, C. E. (2006). Estimating the number of American children living in partner-violent families. Journal of Family Psychology, 20(1), 137-142. https://doi.org/10.1037/0893-3200.20.1.137