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. The reports below reflect national and international knowledge. Join the international network for updates.

Domestic Violence Recovery Loan Program

Adrienne Adams 2016 Filene USA

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

Punita Chowbey April 2017 Sheffield Hallam University, England

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

Lindsay Mae Coutts June 2017 Sweden

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

Judy Postmus, Gretchen Hoge, Jan Breckenridge, Nicola Sharp-Jeffs, Donna Chung March 2018 Multi-Country
Nilmini Fernando, November 2018 WIRE Australia

The Domestic Abuse Report 2019 – The Economics of Abuse 

Sarah Davidge and Lizzie Magnusson, Research and Evaluation Team, Women’s Aid, March 2018, UK

Sagesse June 2018 Canada
 Jasna Magić and Peter Kelley Galop 2018 UK
Jozica Kutin Mike Reid Roslyn Russell January 2019 Australia

Seeking Security: promoting women’s economic wellbeing following domestic violence

Rochelle Braaf and Isobelle Barrett Meyering  March 2011 Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse  Australia

The Domestic Abuse and Money Education (DAME) Project: Final Report

Jackie Barron August 2012 Women’s Aid, England

Spotlight on economic abuse: A literature and policy review

Fiona McDonald September 2012 Good Shepherd and Kildonan Australia

Economic Abuse: The Untold Cost of Domestic Violence

Office of the Manhattan Borough President, Sakhi for South Asian Women, Cornwell ILR School and The Worker Institute  October 2012 USA

The impact of physical and economic abuse on maternal mental health and parenting

Judy Postmus Chien-Chung Huangb and  Amanda Mathisen-Stylianou, 2012 USA

Understanding Economic Abuse in the Lives of the Survivors

Judy Postmus, Sara-Beth Plummer, Sarah McMahon, N Shaanta Murshid and Mi Sung Kim 2012 USA

Economic abuse, physical violence and union formation

Chien-Chung Huanga, Judy Postmus, Juliann Viksea and Lih-Rong Wang May 2013 USA

Economic Abuse: Searching for Solutions – A Spotlight on Economic Abuse Research Report

Tanya Corrie and Magdalene McGuire May 2013 Good Shepherd and Kildonan  Australia

Destitute Domestic Violence Concession – Monitoring Research Report

Nisan Zerai Kesete December 2013 Eaves and Southall Black Sisters England

Measuring Abusive Behaviours: Is Economic Abuse a Unique Form of Abuse?

Amanda Stylianou, Judy Postmus and Sarah McMahon August 2013 USA

The effect of economic, physical and psychological abuse on mental health: A population-based study of women in the Philippines

Diddy Antai, Ayo Oke, Patrick Braithwaite, and Gerald Bryan Lopez November 2014 Philippines

Controlling money, controlling lives: Financial abuse in Britain

Citizens Advice November 2014 Citizen’s Advice, England

Restoring Financial Safety: Legal responses to economic abuse

Owen Camilleri, Tanya Corrie and Shorna Moore 2014 Good Shepherd and Wyndham Legal Service Australia

Restoring Financial Safety: Legal responses to economic abuse

Owen Camilleri, Tanya Corrie and Shorna Moore 2014 Good Shepherd and Wyndham Legal Service Australia

Stepping Stones: Legal Barriers to Economic Equality After Family Violence

Emma Smallwood September 2015 Women’s Legal Service Victoria, Australia

Evidence of the Construct Validity of the Scale of Economic Abuse

Adrienne Adams, Marisa Beeble and Katie Gregory 2015 USA

The Financial Impact of Domestic Violence

Kate Bell and Claire Kober 2008 Family Welfare Association and One Parent Families/Gingerbread, England

Young woman and financial abuse

YWCA 2009 YWCA, England

Economic Empowerment of Domestic  Violence Survivors

Judy Postmus, Rene Renick, Sandra Mayoral Pedroarias and Kim Pentico October 2010 National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women USA

Strategies to Expand Battered Women’s Economic Opportunities

Amy Correia 2000 National Resource Center on Domestic Violence USA

His Money or Our Money? Financial Abuse of Women in Intimate Partner Relationships

Elizabeth Branigan 2005 Coburg Brunswick Community Legal and Financial Counselling Centre Australia