MSU study finds victims of dating violence earn less later in life

Aug 31, 2013

A new Michigan State University study finds adolescent victims of dating violence pay a price later in life.

About one in three people between the ages of 14 and 20 say they've been of victims of dating violence.

The MSU research shows dating violence tended to limit women’s education

As a consequence, the women earned less money and saw less growth in their income.

MSU researcher Adrienne Adams says the study’s findings show the need for early intervention.

“I think it says that we need resources and programs on the front end during those formative years as well as for women in adulthood who are the survivors of abuse,” says Adams.

The MSU study appears in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.