The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that over 5 million intimate partner assaults are perpetrated against women each year, and they lose more than 8 million days of work annually. Expanding Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits to victims of domestic violence is one mechanism for supporting women as they seek to escape the violence in their lives.
National Fact Sheet No. 15
Durham, N.H. : Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire
Mattingly, Marybeth J. and Dugan, Laura, "Unemployment insurance: a safety net for victims of intimate partner violence and their children" (2009). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. 77.
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