The role of socioeconomic status in helpseeking from hotlines, shelters, and police among a national sample of women experiencing intimate partner violence.

@article{Cattaneo2008TheRO,
  title={The role of socioeconomic status in helpseeking from hotlines, shelters, and police among a national sample of women experiencing intimate partner violence.},
  author={Lauren Bennett Cattaneo and Heidi L M DeLoveh},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={78 4},
  pages={
          413-22
        }
}
The role of socioeconomic status (SES) in the prevalence and course of intimate partner violence (IPV) has been established, but mechanisms of this role are less clear. An untested assumption has been that women of greater resources are better able to seek help. This study used a national sample of 1,077 women who had experienced IPV to explore the role of income and education in helpseeking from hotlines, shelters, and police. The authors found that SES did not play a large role in the use of… CONTINUE READING