Domestic Violence Prevalence and Effects on Employment in Two California TANF Populations

  title={Domestic Violence Prevalence and Effects on Employment in Two California TANF Populations},
  author={Joan Meisel and Daniel Chandler and Beth Menees Rienzi},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  pages={1191 - 1212}
Random samples of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) recipients eligible for welfare-to-work activities (N = 632) were surveyed in two California counties for 3 consecutive years, starting in 1999. Overall, 54% of women interviewed at all three rounds met the criteria for an estimated need for domestic violence services at some point during the 3 years, but only 8% met the criteria in all 3 years. Estimated need for services and posttraumatic stress resulting from abuse were… 
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