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Indian women with more resources than their husbands face heightened risk of violence

Indian women who have more education than their husbands, who earn more, or who are the sole earners in their families have a higher likelihood of experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) than women who are not employed or are less educated than their spouse. Programs to improve women's financial resources or employment opportunities may increase their risk of IPV. Microfinance and vocational programs for women should consider making legal and psychological counseling available to participants.
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