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Economic abuse is a form of domestic violence. It is prominently positioned on the domestic violence power and control wheel which defines it as preventing her from getting or keeping a job, making her ask for money, giving her an allowance, taking her money, not letting her know about or have access to family income. Each WCA client participating in the programs financial literacy component – a four week, two hours per week course – is asked to fill out the economic abuse checklist. In 2014, two hundred and eighty participates revealed the following self-reported information.

  • Prevented from working or attending school
    • Yes – 46%
    • No – 54%
  • Interfere with work performance through harassment/monitoring activities
    • Yes – 53%
    • No – 28%
    • N/A – 19%
  • Felt as though has no right to know any details about money/household resource
    • Yes – 57%
    • No – 43%
  • Prevented from having access to household money/financial resources
    • Yes – 55%
    • No – 45%
  • Forced to give access to your accounts
    • Yes – 40%
    • No – 60%

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