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Ekonomiskt våld – det dagliga våldet som inte finns.

Lundquist, Emily LU and Johansson, Erica LU (2012) SOPA63 20121
School of Social Work
Abstract
Authors: Emily Lundquist and Erica Johansson
Title: Economic abuse – the daily abuse that does not exist
Supervisor: Ulrika Levander
Key words: Economic abuse; Violence against women; domestic violence; abuse; women.

The purpose of this study was to clarify and distinguish the discourses form the attitudes of professionals in Sweden, who in their daily work come in contact with women exposed to economic abuse. In total, six qualitative interviews were conducted with four social workers working with economic-related matters within the social services, two representatives from a women’s shelter and personnel from municipal- economy advice bureau about their experiences of dealing with issues concerning economic abuse.

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Authors: Emily Lundquist and Erica Johansson
Title: Economic abuse – the daily abuse that does not exist
Supervisor: Ulrika Levander
Key words: Economic abuse; Violence against women; domestic violence; abuse; women.

The purpose of this study was to clarify and distinguish the discourses form the attitudes of professionals in Sweden, who in their daily work come in contact with women exposed to economic abuse. In total, six qualitative interviews were conducted with four social workers working with economic-related matters within the social services, two representatives from a women’s shelter and personnel from municipal- economy advice bureau about their experiences of dealing with issues concerning economic abuse.

The idea of the study emerged during a practice semester on an economic welfare social service in Southern Sweden, which uncovered that many married women did not have a bank account of their own and consequently welfare was transferred to the husband’s account instead. This was not problematized in the Social Service organisation.

The study results imply that economic abuse generally is made invisible as a type of violence against women and therefore does not count as a social problem in the discourse. Moreover, we found two main subject positions and three identities in the way that an economic abused woman is constructed depending on her ethnic heritage. Foreign women from patriarchal societies, not born in Sweden, are constructed in the interview statements as especially exposed to this kind of violence while Swedish women are much more hold accountable for their economic actions. At last, we could also discover that women in need of help face these discourses about the “victimized woman” from the Social Service organisation. The woman and her situation may not fit into any of these roles, some roles also changing during the leaving process, implying that she may not receive adequate help to change her situation. (Less)
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Lundquist, Emily LU and Johansson, Erica LU
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organization
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SOPA63 20121
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Ekonomiskt våld, våld mot kvinnor, Mäns våld mot kvinnor, Våld, Kvinnor, Ekonomi Economic abuse, Violence against women, Domestic violence, Abuse, Women, Economic
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Swedish
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3048212
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2012-09-04 09:24:21
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  abstract     = {Authors: Emily Lundquist and Erica Johansson 
Title: Economic abuse – the daily abuse that does not exist 
Supervisor: Ulrika Levander 
Key words: Economic abuse; Violence against women; domestic violence; abuse; women. 

The purpose of this study was to clarify and distinguish the discourses form the attitudes of professionals in Sweden, who in their daily work come in contact with women exposed to economic abuse. In total, six qualitative interviews were conducted with four social workers working with economic-related matters within the social services, two representatives from a women’s shelter and personnel from municipal- economy advice bureau about their experiences of dealing with issues concerning economic abuse. 

The idea of the study emerged during a practice semester on an economic welfare social service in Southern Sweden, which uncovered that many married women did not have a bank account of their own and consequently welfare was transferred to the husband’s account instead. This was not problematized in the Social Service organisation. 

The study results imply that economic abuse generally is made invisible as a type of violence against women and therefore does not count as a social problem in the discourse. Moreover, we found two main subject positions and three identities in the way that an economic abused woman is constructed depending on her ethnic heritage. Foreign women from patriarchal societies, not born in Sweden, are constructed in the interview statements as especially exposed to this kind of violence while Swedish women are much more hold accountable for their economic actions. At last, we could also discover that women in need of help face these discourses about the “victimized woman” from the Social Service organisation. The woman and her situation may not fit into any of these roles, some roles also changing during the leaving process, implying that she may not receive adequate help to change her situation.},
  author       = {Lundquist, Emily and Johansson, Erica},
  keyword      = {Ekonomiskt våld,våld mot kvinnor,Mäns våld mot kvinnor,Våld,Kvinnor,Ekonomi Economic abuse,Violence against women,Domestic violence,Abuse,Women,Economic},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ekonomiskt våld – det dagliga våldet som inte finns.},
  year         = {2012},
}