Publications and Research
A Comparative Study of Incidence of Domestic Violence between Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Women in the United States of America
Immigrant women in the USA come from various socio-economic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. Some of these women suffer from domestic violence; however, due to their strict cultural or social structure, they often stay quiet and rarely report these incidents to the authorities. Additionally, since these immigrant women face more challenges than their non-immigrant peers, they are more reluctant or unlikely to leave their abusive partners. An analysis was completed using published data as an attempt to establish if any statistically significant differences exist between reported incidences among immigrant women and non-immigrant women. A chi-square analysis (χ2 = 14.53; p-value = 0.0023 < 0.01) reveals that the variation of intimate partner violence incidences among immigrant and native populations is too large to have occurred by chance alone. Comparisons based on gender, marital status, and residency statuses are also studied
This poster was presented at the 30th Semi-Annual Honors and Undergraduate Research Scholars Poster Presentation at New York City College of Technology, May 1, 2019.
Mentors: Profs. Urmi Ghosh-Dastidar, Janet Liou-Mark (Mathematics) and Shamita Das Dasgupta (Praxis International).