Violence against women and the macroeconomy: The case of Ghana
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2022

Violence against women (VAW) is a widely recognized human rights violation but whose wider economic ramifications are less understood. In this article, applying the multiplier analysis based on 2015 social accounting matrix of Ghana, we outline how the individual microlevel income loss is translated to a macroeconomic loss. We argue that the macroeconomic loss due to VAW, which amounts to about 0.94% of Ghanaian GDP, is not a once-off loss but a permanent invisible leakage from the circular flow of the economy. The article highlights the potential consequences of the loss over a period of time in the status quo scenario.

violence against women

economic growth

social accounting matrix


consumption loss

feminist economics


Srinivasan Raghavendran

National University of Ireland Galway

Kijong Kim

Levy Economics Institute of Bard College

Sinead Ashe

Government of Ireland

Mrinal Chadha

National University of Ireland Galway

Felix Asante

University of Ghana

Petri Piiroinen

Chalmers, Mekanik och maritima vetenskaper, Dynamik

Nata Duvvury

National University of Ireland Galway

Journal of International Development

0954-1748 (ISSN) 1099-1328 (eISSN)

Vol. 34 2 239-258


Sociologi (exklusive socialt arbete, socialpsykologi och socialantropologi)

Ekonomisk historia




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