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Title: Intimate partner violence in female-headed one-parent households: generating data on prevalence, consequences and support
Author: Vergés Bosch, Núria
Morero Beltrán, Anna
Erviti, Joaquina
Almeda, Elisabet
Keywords: Violència conjugal
Estudis de gènere
Família monoparental
Estudis de dones
Marital violence
Gender studies
Single-parent family
Women's studies
Issue Date: Jan-2019
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: This paper aims to explore intimate partner violence (IPV) in female-headed one-parent households, as well asthe measures of protection and support taken by mothers and received from institutions. To generate data andanalysis a non-androcentric action research was carried out together with the Federation of One-Parent Familiesof Catalonia. A survey was designed and distributed through a strategic convenience sampling and received 300answers from one-parent households. About 96% of them were female-headed and a 42.9% of them reportedhaving suffered IPV once in their lives. Our results show then a high prevalence of IPV among those mothers,especially for women who separated or divorced, with fewer resources and coming from Latin America.However, women with fewer resources more frequently reported such violence, relied more on community-based organisations and applied more for court restraining orders. In any case, public support for women infemale-headed one-parent households that suffer IPV is still insufficient.
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It is part of: Women's Studies International Forum, 2019, vol. 72, num. January, p. 95-102
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ISSN: 0277-5395
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