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NCJ Number: NCJ 241297     Find in a Library
Title: Work Experiences of Women Survivors: Insights From the Capabilities Approach
Journal: Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work  Volume:25  Issue:1  Dated:2010  Pages:43 to 55
Author(s): Loretta Pyles ; Mahasweta M. Banerjee
Date Published: 2010
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2003-IJ-CX-1037
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Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article applied the capabilities approach to the experiences of low income women survivors of gender-based violence, who worked in the formal and informal economies.
Abstract: The study presented in this article applied the capabilities approach to the experiences of low income women survivors of gender-based violence, who worked in the formal and informal economies. Nine women were interviewed about their work histories, alternative resource-generating strategies, the advantages and disadvantages of different types of work, and the impact of gender based violence on their work lives. The authors vetted these experiences through the lens of Nussbaum’s 10 human-functioning capabilities and found that 9 of the 10 capabilities were salient in the lives of these women. Implications for social welfare policy and practice with low-income women survivors are offered. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Economic influences ; Welfare services ; Victims of violence ; Social justice model ; NIJ grant-related documents ; Workplace
   
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