We know there are risk factors for domestic violence, but the risk factors for economic abuse touch on multiple levels:
- Individual: Unemployment and/or low income
- Relationship: Economic stress
- Community: Poverty and associated factors, like high unemployment rates
- Societal: Patriarchal gender norms around employment
With knowing these risk factors, we can look to what strategies we can use to combat these risks, like strengthening a family’s economic security and work-family supports.