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Violence Against Women in West-Central Minnesota.

Anderson, Jon, Marion Kerschner, Dianne Long, and Gina Garding.

A professor of mathematics at the University of Minnesota-Morris worked with the Ottertail County Public Health and Region 4 Council on Domestic Violence to produce the first major study of domestic violence among rural women. The 1998 study of 1,693 women from nine counties found that they are experiencing abuse just as often as urban women and that important indicators that abuse might be present are age, marital status, and a recent change in marital status. The study looked at how familiar women were the help they might receive from the Region 4 Council on Domestic Violence. Conclusions included suggestions for health care and social service providers, schools, and the Council on Domestic Violence in west-central Minnesota. Local workshops with judicial, legal, and social service representatives discussed the survey results and major changes in how domestic abuse is treated are expected.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Funded by the Allina Healthcare Foundation and a CURA Interactive Faculty Research Grant.
29 (1): 13-19.
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Reporter 29 (1)