The Pandemic Paradox : Unfolding the Impact Of COVID-19 Twin Crises on Domestic Violence in Malaysia

Shirly Wong Siew, Ling and Chew, Keng Sheng and Cheah, Joe Seng and Siew, Ke Lin (2022) The Pandemic Paradox : Unfolding the Impact Of COVID-19 Twin Crises on Domestic Violence in Malaysia. In: 10th International Borneo Business Conference 2022 (iBBC) 2022), 19-21 September 2022, Raia Hotel & Convention Centre Kuching, Sarawak.

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The coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is truly a stunning global experience that deepened economic, social, and health-related disparities, mercilessly pushing all aspects of livelihood into vulnerability state. The scale of the COVID-19 impact is more than just a health crisis or economic crisis. When the virus sail through the territory, health containment measures necessary to reduce the speed of virus transmission such as social isolation, mandatory quarantines, border closures, school closures and working from home have worsened personal and collective vulnerabilities, resulting in unintended consequences on domestic violence. The upsurge of family victimization has enormously affected those who were already most likely to experience disaster-related instability, steep losses in employment, economic stress as well as those who are living in exploitative relationships and ill health. In view of this, the recovery of the nation is surrounded by a trio of interlocking crises that worth empirical investigation. Using panel analysis on family violence data extracted from the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP), the study uncovered the presence of worsened the structural factors in the society that contribute to the escalating domestic violence in Malaysia.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Additional Information: COVID-19
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19, Domestic Violence, Economic Crisis, Malaysia.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2023 02:59
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2023 02:59

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