The first Israeli national survey on domestic violence

Zvi Eisikovits, Zeev Winstok, Gideon Fishman

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The aim of the survey reported in this article was to assess the frequency and severity of violence against women in Israel and to identify some major risk factors associated with that violence. During 2000 and 2001, a structured self-report questionnaire was administered to a stratified probability sample drawn from the general population in Israel including 2,544 households, of which 2,092 included only women respondents and 452 included both men and women (904 respondents in total). When compared to those of other Western countries, the rates of psychological aggression in Israel are slightly higher, although the rates of physical aggression are lower.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)729-748
Number of pages20
JournalViolence Against Women
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2004


  • Risk factors for violence against women in Israel
  • Violence against women in Israel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law


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