Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife (any of five reasons) (%)

Definition: Percentage of women ages 15-49 who believe a husband/partner is justified in hitting or beating his wife/partner for any of the following five reasons: argues with him; refuses to have sex; burns the food; goes out without telling him; or when she neglects the children.

Description: The map below shows how Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife (any of five reasons) (%) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Guinea, with a value of 92.10. The country with the lowest value in the world is Uruguay, with a value of 1.50.

Source: Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), and other surveys: STATcompiler (http://www.statcompiler.com/) as of November 22, 2016, UNICEF global databases (http://www.data.unicef.org/) as of November 2015. MICS Compil

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Periodicity: Annual