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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 241297     Find in a Library
Title: Work Experiences of Women Survivors: Insights From the Capabilities Approach
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Author(s): Loretta Pyles ; Mahasweta M. Banerjee
  Journal: Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work  Volume:25  Issue:1  Dated:2010  Pages:43 to 55
Date Published: 2010
Page Count: 13
  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
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2003-IJ-CX-1037
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
   
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