Title

The victimization experiences of women in the workforce: Moving beyond single categories of work or violence

Abstract

The examination of the co-occurrence of different types of victimization in the lives of women in the workforce appears infrequently in the literature. We examine multiple types of victimization in women's lives across a range of employment and income levels. Our research indicates that more than two-thirds of women in the workplace experienced at least one type of violence against women (VAW). These women hold positions at various workforce levels, indicating that victims of VAW are not limited to the lower employment rungs. This research is a step toward highlighting the scope, prevalence, and interconnectedness of different forms of VAW in the lives of women in the workforce.

Publication Date

2011

Journal Title

Violence and Victims

Publisher

Springer

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1891/0886-6708.26.4.513

Document Type

Article

Rights

© 2011 Springer Publishing Company.