Why do men rape? Understanding the determinants of rapes in India.

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Basu Roy, Sharanya and Ghosh Dastidar, Sayantan 2018. Why do men rape? Understanding the determinants of rapes in India. Third World Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2018.1460200
AuthorsBasu Roy, Sharanya and Ghosh Dastidar, Sayantan
Abstract

The study examines the determinants of rapes in India using state level data for the time period 2001–2015. The panel model analysis indicates that there is no impact of education and economic growth, pointing towards a larger role of social and cultural factors in this context. The effect of deterrence variables (such as the number of police stations) is non-existent, possibly pointing towards the incompetency of the police force. Social attitude towards women emerged as the most robust predictor of the extent of rapes in India. We argue that the fundamental problem lies in the misogyny deeply rooted in the Indian society

KeywordsRape; India; Women; Sexual violence; Gender issues; Panel analysis; Inequality
Year2018
JournalThird World Quarterly
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN01436597
13602241
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2018.1460200
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622726
hdl:10545/622726
Publication dates21 May 2018
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Deposited22 May 2018, 11:30
Accepted29 Mar 2018
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ContributorsUniversity College Cork, University of Derby, School of Law, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland and Division of Economics and Finance, University of Derby, Derby, UK
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