Paid work for women and domestic violence: Evidence from Rwanda


Published 19.04.23

New coffee mills in Rwanda increase women's paid employment, and women's and their husbands' earnings, which decreases domestic violence


Read "Paid Work for Women and Domestic Violence: Evidence from the Rwandan Coffee Mills" by Deniz Sanin here.

In this episode of VoxDevTalks, Deniz Sanin joins us to discuss new research on the gendered effects of the government-induced rapid expansion of the coffee mills in Rwanda during the 2000s. Deniz first outlines the data and methodology used to observe how the opening of a mill affects coffee farmers who reside in its catchment area, before delving into her results on how and why domestic violence decreases in areas with a new mill.