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The Cost of Rape: Applying an Economic Burden Estimate to Advance Prevention

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dc.contributor.author DeGue, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-19T17:59:14Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-19T17:59:14Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation DeGue, Sarah. (2018). The Cost of Rape: Applying an Economic Burden Estimate to Advance Prevention. The Resource, newsletter of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 4-7. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.nsvrc.org/sites/default/files/publications/2018-11/Publications_NSVRC_The-Resource-Fall-2018.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/1011
dc.description.abstract This newsletter article summarizes the methods, data sources, and findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2017 study about the economic impact of rape on the U.S. economy. This article reports that compared to previous studies, this study covers additional cost estimates for health conditions linked to rape, criminal justice processes, and productivity and property loss. This published study also uses data from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence survey (NISVS), which are based on self-report and likely identifies more victims than other official reports. This article reports the study's estimates that the lifetime cost of rape is $3.1 trillion. The author includes suggested messaging for increasing public awareness and educating stakeholders and policymakers about the necessity to invest in prevention, as well as the benefits of conducting cost-benefit analyses. Limitations and more details about the methods are available in the full text of the published study, "Lifetime economic burden of rape among U.S. adults" in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, which is linked to in the CVR Library. See also the related fact sheet and talking points summary. (CVRL Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) en_US
dc.subject Study Overview en_US
dc.subject Economic Burden en_US
dc.subject Financial Consequences en_US
dc.subject Financial Impact en_US
dc.subject Costs of Crime en_US
dc.subject Cost of Victimization en_US
dc.subject Cost Analysis en_US
dc.subject Rape en_US
dc.subject Survivors en_US
dc.subject Violent Victimization en_US
dc.subject Mental Health en_US
dc.subject Physical Consequences en_US
dc.subject Injury en_US
dc.subject Work Productivity en_US
dc.subject Long Term Effects en_US
dc.subject Short Term Effects en_US
dc.subject Trauma en_US
dc.subject Intervention en_US
dc.subject Cost Effective en_US
dc.title The Cost of Rape: Applying an Economic Burden Estimate to Advance Prevention en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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