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Population Policy Brief Series: Older Survivors and Economic Security

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dc.identifier.citation (2013). Population Policy Brief Series: Older Survivors and Economic Security. Institute for Women’s Policy Research and Wider Opportunities for Women, 10 pgs. en_US
dc.description Research Brief en_US
dc.description.abstract This Population Policy Brief focuses on the victimization, costs of abuse and barriers to safety and recovery that older survivors experience. The Office of Violence Against Women defines older survivors as those over 50 years of age. This recognizes that older adults, who are largely past their reproductive years but are too young for services available to seniors, are particularly vulnerable due to a lack of programs and supports targeting this population. Most definitions of elder abuse refer to adults over the age of 60. Adults over 60 currently represent 18.5% of the US population and are expected to grow to 20.2% by 2050. This growing population is particularly vulnerable to physical violence and financial abuse. Abuse may not be recognized or evidence, such as bruising, may be dismissed as a symptom of old age or medication. And because older survivors often have fixed income and savings and limited access to help, perpetrators have significant power and control over survivors’ safety and well-being. While financial exploitation is a significant problem that affects many older adults, this brief will specifically examine the economic effects of intimate partner, sexual violence and stalking of older survivors over the age of 60. (IWPR Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) en_US
dc.subject Research Review en_US
dc.subject Abuse in Later Life en_US
dc.subject Elders en_US
dc.subject Underserved Populations en_US
dc.subject Elderly en_US
dc.subject Barriers to Service en_US
dc.subject Risk Factors en_US
dc.subject Intimate Partner Violence en_US
dc.subject Sexual Assault en_US
dc.subject Sexual Abuse en_US
dc.subject Domestic Violence en_US
dc.subject Rape en_US
dc.subject Intimidation en_US
dc.subject Financial Exploitation en_US
dc.subject Costs of Crime en_US
dc.subject Financial Burden en_US
dc.subject Protective Factors en_US
dc.subject Offending Caregivers en_US
dc.subject Guardians en_US
dc.subject Demographics en_US
dc.title Population Policy Brief Series: Older Survivors and Economic Security en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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