Financial abuse as defined by women in the UK in 2015

Financial abuse as reported by British women in the United Kingdom (UK) as of December 2015, by definition

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Release date

December 2015


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Special properties

financial abuse victims.

Method of interview

CAPI interview, questionnaire

Supplementary notes

*From a nationally representative of 4,002 men and women, just under a fifth of UK adults have experienced financial abuse in a relationship.
Examples of each types of financial abuse from the source:
Financial control: demands to know how money is spent, makes important financial decisions without discussion, keeps financial information secret, makes partner ask for money.
Financial exploitation: does not pay household bills, spends money needed for household bills, builds up debt under partner's name.
Financial sabotage: does things to stop partner from going to work/college, demands partner stops working/studying, does not allow partner to work/study.

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