Inventory of VAC studies
During the last years I have worked on qualitative and quantitative studies on Child Protection, Domestic Violence and Violence against Children.
Therefore, I try to stay on top of what is going on in research on a worldwide level. The following is a list of published quantitative surveys about Violence against Children / Child Abuse that I have found over the last couple of years.
This list, of course, is not at all complete but it might be useful anyway. Please note that I have included all studies I found, regardless of their quality. Therefore, this list comes completely without warranty. The inclusion of a study in this list also does imply any endorsement of the methodology or overall quality.
Some studies consider themselves 'quantitative' studies and treat findings as such. Sometimes, however, a closer look reveals that the research methodology is essentially based on a qualitative approach (i.e. this study) or that the data is not necessarily representative because it appears to be based on a non-random sample (i.e. here).
I have included those studies nevertheless because they are often quoted as quantitative studies, so please proceed with caution.
The Child Protection Working Group (CP MERG) has also commissioned a few mapping exercises that describe which tools are currently used. They also conducted an assessment (in which I was involved) of some of the studies you can find below. This might also be useful to get an overview of the state of research and methods employed in the area.