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The price of protection?: women who petition for restrainingorders against abusers typically see decreased earnings

Hughes, Melanie and Brush, Lisa (2015) The price of protection?: women who petition for restrainingorders against abusers typically see decreased earnings. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (21 Aug 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Women in abusive relationships are able to petition the courts for a civil restraining order. While these restraining orders can promote women’s safety, in new research, Melanie Hughes and Lisa Brush find that they can be accompanied by serious financial hardship for women. They find that in the year after petitioning, women lose an average of $1,018 as a result of taking time off work or other factors related to the abuse itself. They also find that for many women, welfare payments can act as a buffer from some of the worst economic losses associated with abuse. In light of their findings, policymakers should consider economic assistance for women trying to exit abusive situations, regardless of their income.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2015 11:07
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 15:52
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63605

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