Research and evaluation

The evidence base on economic abuse and the negative economic impact of domestic violence more broadly has expanded over the past ten years. Program interventions to support women’s economic stability have also been developed and evaluated.

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Fernando, Nilmini

When’s the Right Time to Talk About Money? Online

Wire Australia 2018.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Australia, financial security, insecurity, research

Balderston, Susie

ASK: Routine Enquiry in Gender Based Violence and Abuse. Executive Summary Online

Citizen's Advice Programme 2018.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: evaluation, UK

Postmus, Judy; Hoge, Gretchen; Breckenridge, Jan; Sharp-Jeffs, Nicola; Chung, Donna

Economic Abuse as an Invisible Form of Domestic Violence: A Multi Country Review Journal Article

Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 2018.

BibTeX | Tags: literature review, Multi-country, nature of economic abuse

Watson, Jonnette

Reforming Residential Tenancy Law for Victims of Domestic Violence Online

Centre for Interdisciplinary Justice Studies (CIJS) 2018.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Canada, housing, law

Barzilay, Arianne Renan

Power in the Age of In/Equality: Economic Abuse, Masculinities, and the Long Road to Marriage Equality Journal Article

Akron Law Review, 2018.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Israel, law

Hess, Cynthia; Rosario, Alona Del

Dreams Deferred: A Survey on the Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Survivors’ Education, Careers, and Economic Security Journal Article

Institute for Women's Policy Research, 2018.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: education, employment, research, USA

Bond, Carolyn; Tonkin, Stephanie; Sterling, Ciara

Responding to Financial Abuse: Community, business and government responses to the financial impacts of family violence in Victoria Online

Women's Legal Service Victoria 2018.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Australia, responses to economic abuse

Magić, Jasna; Kelley, Peter

LGBT+ People’s Experiences of Domestic Abuse Online

Galop 2018.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: LGBTQ+, research, UK


Eriksson, Marie; Ulmestig, Richard

“It’s Not All About Money”: Toward a More Comprehensive Understanding of Financial Abuse in the Context of VAW Journal Article

Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2017.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: nature of economic abuse, research, Sweden

Sharp-Jeffs, Nicola; Learmonth, Sarah

Into Plain Sight: How Economic Abuse is reflected in successful prosecutions of controlling or coercive behaviour Technical Report


Links | BibTeX | Tags: coercive control, research, responses to economic abuse, SEApolicing, Surviving Economic Abuse, UK

Davila, America; Johnson, Laura; Postmus, Judy

Understanding economic abuse and its impact on the mental health of Latinas in the United States: An exploratory analysis Journal Article

Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2017.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: mental health, research, USA

Coutts, Lindsay Mae

Exploring Social Work Responses to Economic Abuse as a Form of Intimate Partner Violence in Sweden Masters Thesis


Links | BibTeX | Tags: Sweden;social work;research


No One Deserves To Be Abused: An inquiry to inform the development of supports for affluent survivors Online

Sagesse 2017.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Canada, research, responses to economic abuse, specialist support services

Hoge, Gretchen; Stylianou, Amanda; Hetling, Andrea; Postmus, Judy

Developing and validating the scale of economic self-efficacy Journal Article

Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2017.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: economic independence, measures of economic abuse, USA

Kutin, Jozica; Russell, Roslyn; Reid, Mike

Economic abuse between intimate partners in Australia: prevalence, health status, disability and financial stress Journal Article

Public Health, 2017.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Australia, disabled people, prevalence, research

Chowbey, Punita

Women’s Narratives of Economic Abuse and Financial Strategies in Britain and South Asia Journal Article

Psychology of Violence, 2017.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: India, Multi-country, Pakistan, research, UK


Sharp-Jeffs, Nicola

Supporting Survivors of Financial Abuse, Learning for the UK Technical Report


Links | BibTeX | Tags: Australia, learning, SEA, UK, USA

Adams, Adrienne

Domestic Violence Recovery Loan Program Journal Article


Links | BibTeX | Tags: evaluation, financial support, USA

Corrie, Tanya

Economic Security for Survivors of Domestic and Family Violence: Understanding and Measuring the Impact Journal Article

Good Shepherd, 2016.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Australia, economic security, research


Hetling, Andrea; Hoge, Gretchen; Postmus, Judy

What is economic self-sufficiency? Validating a measurement scale for policy, practice, and research Journal Article

Journal of Poverty, 2015.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: economic independence, measures of economic abuse, USA

Postmus, Judy; Plummer, Sara-Beth; Stylianou, Amanda

Measuring Economic Abuse in the Lives of Survivors: Revising the Scale of Economic Abuse Journal Article

Violence Against Women, 2015.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: measures of economic abuse, research, USA

Hetling, Andrea; Postmus, Judy; Kaltz, Cecilia

A randomized controlled trial of a financial literacy curriculum for survivors of intimate partner violence Journal Article

Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 2015.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: evaluation, financial literacy, USA

Silva-Martinez, Elithet; Stylianou, Amanda; Hoge, Gretchen; McMahon, Sheila; Plummer, Sara; Postmus, Judy

Implementing a financial management curriculum with survivors of IPV: Exploring advocates’ experiences Journal Article

Affilia, 2015.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: evaluation, financial literacy, USA

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