New Longitudinal Evidence on Domestic Violence in Brazil: the PCSVDF-Mulher Project and its Potential for Interdisciplinary Research


Jose Raimundo Carvalho, Universidade Federal do Ceará

PCSVDF-Mulher (Survey of Socioeconomic Conditions and Domestic and Family Violence against Women) is an innovative, interinstitutional, and international effort to build a unique longitudinal dataset that enables the study of domestic and family violence against women and children, the allocation of resources in the household, program’s impact, women and children's health, and child development, and the interrelationships among them through an interdisciplinary approach. The breadth and interdisciplinary structure of the questionnaire support our vision of approaching domestic violence from a modern, and rigorous, perspective. We employed a methodology based on the best international studies on IPV victimization and gender violence. More specifically, as to aspects of gender violence questions and interview protocols, we want to mention the World Health Organization - WHO study ``Multi-country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence against Women''. We developed the PCSVDF-Mulher as a representative longitudinal dataset, and applied it to more than 10,000 women living in households located in 13 states of Brasil, in four waves (2016, 2017, 2019, and 2021 - Covid 19 & IPV Project). So far, we have accomplished a thorough baseline empirical evidence, which can serve as a benchmark to advance the knowledge about the socioeconomic determinants of domestic violence in Brazil.



About the speaker

Jose Raimundo Carvalho is a Professor of Econometrics at CAEN/UFC – Graduate Program in Economics of the Federal University of Ceará, Brazil, Director of the Advanced Studies Institute – “Colégio de Estudos Avançados” (CEA/EIDEIA/UFC) and the coordinator of LECO - Laboratory of Econometrics and Optimization (CAEN/UFC). He has managed and acted as the PI of several scientific grants and research groups with European universities and international organizations. He has published several papers on econometrics, labor economics, gender violence, the economics of education, and crime analysis in top international journals. He developed the “Unit of Statistics and Crime Analysis” at the SSPDS/CE - State Bureau of Public Security and Social Defense of Ceará and worked as its Chief Criminal and Statistical Analyst from 2009 until 2013.



Date: 02 December 2021

Time: 11:30 - 12:30


UNU-MERIT