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Economic Abuse of Palestinian Mothers in Israel: The Case of Participants in a Welfare-to-Work Program.

Authors
  • Meler, Tal1
  • Herbst-Debby, Anat2
  • Sabbah Karkabi, Maha3
  • 1 61315Zefat Academic College, Safed, North District, Israel. , (Israel)
  • 2 26731Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv District, Israel. , (Israel)
  • 3 26732Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Southern, Israel. , (Israel)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Violence against women
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2022
Volume
28
Issue
9
Pages
2122–2144
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/10778012211024276
PMID: 34427484
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Focusing on Palestinian mothers in Israel participating in a nonmandatory welfare-to-work program, the study addresses whether these women experience economic abuse from their intimate partner/ex-partner, as well as whether they perceive the program as an opportunity to escape economic abuse and move toward economic independence. Based on interviews of 26 mothers and three trainers, the findings revealed dual economic abuse: in the domestic sphere and at the structural level (the labor market and welfare laws). The findings also suggest that the assistance the women receive from the welfare-to-work program has been insufficient to extricate them from their abusive situation.

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