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Economic Ripple Effect of IPV: Building Partnerships for Systemic Change  

Author:  Sara J. Shoener.; Erika A. Sussman.

Source: Volume 07, Number 01, Summer 2014 , pp.51-57(7)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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This article outlines the powerfully destructive effects of financial abuse, an exceedingly prevalent yet insufficiently addressed form of intimate partner abuse. Many victims, once they finally succeed in physically separating from their abuser, discover that his economic abuse tactics have destroyed her chances of gaining the financial stability she needs to separate from him. Fortunately, as Sara Shoener and Erika Sussman point out, there are consumer laws and other legal remedies to help remediate the unjust repercussions of this pernicious form of IPV.

Keywords: DV and economic security; economic abuse

Affiliations:  1: Center for Survivor Agency and Justice; 2: Center for Survivor Agency and Justice.

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