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- 'I'm down to the last two buttons': women speak out about financial abuse
- Milgrom, Karen; Branigan, Elizabeth
- A report by Elizabeth Branigan, 'His money or our money? Financial abuse of women in intimate partner relationships', was released in September 2004. Through the use of different women's stories of financial abuse, the report reveals financial abuse as a systematic means through which women are forced to take responsibility for the vast majority of the economic burden of family maintenance. This article describes some of the experiences of financial abuse shared by sixty-four women in the report, and also outlines the health and other risks faced by women suffering this form of abuse, as well as the importance of secure housing to ensure their future well being and that of their children.
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- Journal article
- Parity, Vol. 18, no. 2 (Mar 2005), pp. 20-21
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- Abuse; Child support; Crimes against women; Debt; Domestic relations; Domestic violence; Economic conditions; Economic dependency; Equity; Family economics; Financial abuse; Spouse dependency; Victim surveys; Victoria; Women; Women's rights
- Council to Homeless Persons
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- Copyright © 2005 Council to Homeless Persons. The published version is reproduced with the kind permission of the publisher.
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