The Role of Sexual Violence in Creating and Maintaining Economic Insecurity Among Asset-Poor Women of Color

@article{Loya2014TheRO,
  title={The Role of Sexual Violence in Creating and Maintaining Economic Insecurity Among Asset-Poor Women of Color},
  author={Rebecca M. Loya},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  year={2014},
  volume={20},
  pages={1299 - 1320}
}
  • R. Loya
  • Published 5 October 2014
  • Economics
  • Violence Against Women
This article argues that economic instability and sexual violence reinforce each other in two ways. First, the devastating psychological consequences of sexual assault can diminish work performance and disrupt income, creating economic instability, particularly for the asset-poor. Latina and African American women face particular risk due to barriers to appropriate post-assault resources and low rates of asset ownership. Second, income- and asset poverty increase women’s risk for sexual… 

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