Intimate Partner Violence and Material Hardship Among Urban Mothers

Julia O’Connor, Lenna Nepomnyaschy

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Using a longitudinal population-based sample (n = 4,234), this study explored the association of intimate partner violence (IPV) with material hardship. We found that women who experienced IPV are substantially more likely to experience material hardship, even after controlling for a comprehensive set of static and time-varying characteristics, including material hardship at the prior wave and individual fixed effects. Associations were strongest for experiences of physical abuse (the least prevalent type of IPV) and controlling abuse (the most prevalent type of IPV) but were weaker for emotional abuse. Results suggest that IPV increases the probability of material hardship by 10-25%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)935-954
Number of pages20
JournalViolence Against Women
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law


  • domestic violence
  • intimate partner violence
  • longitudinal
  • material hardship


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