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Exploring the household roots of violence and exclusion

November 16, 2016

The links between social exclusion and violence have been much studied. But how does the relationship play out in the domestic sphere? Research published in 2016 by the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) and the University of Costa Rica suggests that forms of social exclusion practiced at home can generate violence that affects not only family members but members of the wider community. Their analysis is based on household surveys conducted in several urban areas of Costa Rica and El Salvador.

Read the full article “Exclusión social, violencia y ámbito doméstico: Evidencia y reflexiones desde Centroamérica” (available in Spanish only) in the journal Papeles de Población.

Explore the IDRC-supported project, Exclusion, violence, and community responses in Central American cities.

Learn more about IDRC’s research support to make cities safer through the Safe and Inclusive Cities partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development.