Economic Abuse of Palestinian Mothers in Israel: The Case of Participants in a Welfare-to-Work Program

Tal Meler, Anat Herbst-Debby, Maha Sabbah Karkabi

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Abstract

Focusing on Palestinian mothers in Israel participating in a nonmandatory welfare-to-work program, the study addresses whether these women experience economic abuse from their intimate partner/ex-partner, as well as whether they perceive the program as an opportunity to escape economic abuse and move toward economic independence. Based on interviews of 26 mothers and three trainers, the findings revealed dual economic abuse: in the domestic sphere and at the structural level (the labor market and welfare laws). The findings also suggest that the assistance the women receive from the welfare-to-work program has been insufficient to extricate them from their abusive situation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2122-2144
Number of pages23
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume28
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2022
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Palestinian mothers in Israel
  • economic abuse
  • intersectionality
  • intimate partner violence
  • welfare to work

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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