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Women experiencing severe violence in all social groups suffer long-term negative economic consequences

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Abstract:

This study examined long-term socio-economic patterns among women aged 18–64 who suffered violence leading to inpatient care. Using data from Swedish national registers for 1992–2005, 6,085 such cases were compared to a random population sample of 55,016 women. Women exposed to violence had less paid work, lower income and a higher risk of claiming means-tested income support. Exposure to violence resulted in long-term negative economic consequences for women with all levels of education. Violence against women is thus related to low income and social exclusion – both as a cause and consequence.

Keywords: DISABILITY; EMPLOYMENT AND SUPPORT ALLOWANCE; WELFARE REFORM

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/175982712X657127

Affiliations: 1: Email: sven.trygged@socarb.su.se 2: Email: ebba.hedlund@socialstyrelsen.se 3: Email: ingemar.kareholt@ki.se

Publication date: February 1, 2013

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