Money Matters : Research into the extent and nature of financial abuse within intimate relationships in the UK

Sharp-Jeffs, Nicola (2015) Money Matters : Research into the extent and nature of financial abuse within intimate relationships in the UK. Project Report. London Metropolitan University, London.

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Abstract

This report seeks to establish, for the first time, the true scale of financial abuse as it occurs within intimate relationships in the UK. While other forms of domestic violence are well-documented, the use of money to exercise power within a relationship is not yet fully recognised. Yet the impact of this form of abuse – where financial control, exploitation or sabotage are used to control a person’s ability to acquire, use and maintain financial resources - can be both devastating and long-lasting. The Co-operative Bank and Refuge commissioned a nationally representative survey (n=4,002) designed to lift the lid on the extent of financial abuse in the UK. To better understand its 'lived experience', Refuge also facilitated qualitative research interviews with 20 survivors of financial abuse. Their voices provide rich and detailed insights into the research findings. The recommendations arising draw from both the survey and the interviews and can be found at the end of this report.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: financial abuse; domestic violence
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & services; associations
Department: School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Generic CWASU
Date Deposited: 21 May 2018 08:36
Last Modified: 31 May 2018 08:41
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/1481

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