Evidence Review: Poverty and Domestic Violence and Abuse

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This study provides a narrative review of evidence on the connections between poverty and domestic violence and abuse in the UK. Drawing upon existing data sources and a review of policy interventions in the UK and elsewhere, the study addresses the following questions:

The review builds on existing analyses on the connections between DVA and socio-economic disadvantage and new evidence on this topic drawn from the 2012 UK Poverty and Social Exclusion Survey. The study reviews the anti-poverty implications of DVA interventions and seeks to inform understanding of the anti-poverty practice implications of domestic violence and abuse.

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