Social Issues

Posted on: Tue 30 Mar 2021

A new study has found that women who earn more than their male partners are more likely to report incidences if domestic violence and emotional abuse.

Information from the Australia Bureau of Statistics found that once women start making more than men, there was a big jump in reports of violence.

There is push to change policies that provide the same parental leave to both men and women.

This change is policy will allow cultural norms to evolve over time and combat domestic violence.

Breakfast’s Zoe Kounadis and Tom Mann speak to Robert Breunig, Professor of Economics at the Australian National University about the correlations of women earning more money and domestic violence.

If you or someone you know needs help or is facing domestic violence, please call 1800 respect on 1800 737 732.

Produced by Zoe Kounadis.

Image source: Pixabay


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