Teen Dating Violence: Economic Impact - Education & Earnings / 29 October 2013

BWJP 2013 Series on Researcher/Practitioner Discourse on VAW

Date: Tuesday, October 29th, 2013   
Time: 12:30-2:00pm (Central Time)
Location: Your Desk

Presenters: Adrienne Adams, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Ecological-Community Psychology, MSU
Dr. Adams research interests center around understanding and intervening to reduce the economic effects of intimate partner abuse on women, as well as evaluating community-based domestic abuse victim service programs. Dr. Adams' current research focuses on the impact of abuse on women's employment. Specifically, she is investigating the economic and mental health impacts of job instability for survivors of intimate partner abuse. In addition to this research, Dr. Adams is Project Director for an NIMH-funded collaboration with Turning Point, Inc., a domestic violence and sexual assault services organization, to develop a research infrastructure in a community setting that is supportive of collaborative research on mental health services for battered women and rape victims. The five-year project will result in a community-based research infrastructure able to support and sustain a wide variety of research studies pertaining to the mental health consequences of intimate and sexual violence.

Other faculty:  TBD

Content: Dating violence in adolescence not only takes a physical and emotional toll on young women, it also leads to less education and lower earnings later in life.    A young woman's educational performance may be hindered by her partner's actions, such as destroying books or homework or causing injuries that prevent her from going to school.

Researchers analyzed survey data of about 500 single mothers who were, on average, 32 years old and earned less than $7,000 per year. Participants who had been victimized by dating partners as adolescents obtained significantly less education.  Each additional year of education was associated with an extra $855 in earnings.

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