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Abject Economics: The Effects of Battering on Women's Work and Employability
Violence Against Women (2004)
  • Angela M. Moe, Western Michigan University
  • Myrtle P. Bell, University of Texas at Arlington
Research on the effects of battering on women’s lives has focused on poverty, homelessness, and welfare receipt, often centering on women who are uneducated or undereducated. The authors analyze how battering impacts the work and employability of women from various employment levels and backgrounds. Data were obtained through qualitative interviews with 19 residents of a domestic violence shelter, some of whom had obtained substantial education and built solid and lucrative careers prior to being abused. The women described instances in which battering had obstructed their ability to find work, maintain employment, and use their wages to establish greater economic independence and safety.
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Angela M. Moe and Myrtle P. Bell. "Abject Economics: The Effects of Battering on Women's Work and Employability" Violence Against Women Vol. 10 Iss. 1 (2004)
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