The relationship between foreign exchange rate and femicide in Turkey: evidence from the cointegration tests based on nonlinear and Fourier functions

Çiğdem G.

Scielo Preprints, pp.1-15, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


AbstractThis study aimed to review femicide, which is a result of violence against women and a serious public health problem,from a different perspective. Accordingly, it analyzed the presence of a relationship between foreign exchange, which was an essential trigger of the crises and unemployment, and femicide, which was the result of violence against women different from the act of murder. In the light of this aim, the data were obtained from the We Will Stop Femicide Platform, and the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey. These data were examined through various analyses.According to the analysis results, a long-term cointegrating relationship was found between the foreign exchange rate and femicide in Turkey. The findings have demonstrated that the deviation caused by a 1% shock in the exchange rate could be balanced after 22.6 days.This study, which is significant in terms of questioning femicide from a neglected economic perspective, contributes to the literature by revealing that current and advanced empirical analyses and exchange rate fluctuations are "vital" in terms of non-economic facts and public health as well.