The Economic Consequences of Child Sexual Abuse for Adult Lesbian Women

Citation:

Hyman, Batya. 2000. “The Economic Consequences of Child Sexual Abuse for Adult Lesbian Women.” Journal of Marriage and Family 62 (1): 199–211.

Author: Batya Hyman

Abstract:

This study is designed to extend the investigation of the long-term consequences of child sexual abuse (CSA) into the workplace and to consider the effects on the economic welfare of 1,925 lesbian women from the National Lesbian Health Care Survey. It seeks to develop a two-stage, least-squares model that considers simultaneously the effects of child sexual abuse on four spheres of a woman's life--her physical health, mental health, educational attainment, and economic welfare; and to investigate the differential impacts of diverse forms of child sexual abuse on the adult woman's functioning. The CSA survivors experienced adverse health and mental health consequences. The type of CSA experienced was also a significant predictor of a woman's educational attainment and annual earnings.

Topics: Economies, Women, Health, Mental Health, Trauma, LGBTQ, Livelihoods, Sexual Violence, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Year: 2000

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