Beaten and poor?: a study of the long-term economic situation of women victims of severe violence
2014 (English)In: Social work in public health, ISSN 1937-190X, Vol. 29, no 2, 100-113 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This 10-year follow-up study based on Swedish national registers compares the economic situation of women victims of violence leading to hospitalization (n = 6,085) to nonexposed women (n = 55,016) in 1992 to 2005. Women exposed to severe violence had a poorer financial situation prior to the assault. Violence seems to heavily reinforce this pattern, indicating a continued need of support from the social work profession. Assaulted women had a worse income development, lower odds for being in employment, and higher odds for having low incomes and means tested social assistance during the 10-year follow-up, independent of having children or not.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2014. Vol. 29, no 2, 100-113 p.
Violence against women, low income by gender, social assistance, female employment, child poverty
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-100074DOI: 10.1080/19371918.2013.776320ISI: 000329775900002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-100074DiVA: diva2:691087