Intimate violence in the lives of homeless and poor housed women: Prevalence and patterns in an ethnically diverse sample

  • Browne A
  • Bassuk S
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Abstract

In a study of 436 homeless and poor housed mothers, nearly two-thirds reported severe physical violence by a childhood caretaker, 42% reported childhood sexual molestation, and 61% reported severe violence by a male partner. Comparisons of homeless and housed women are presented, and implications for prevention and intervention are discussed in light of recent welfare reform legislation.

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Authors

  • Angela Browne

  • Shari S. Bassuk

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