This project assessed the Redevelopment Opportunities for Women Economic Action Program (REAP), which develops economic services, including an Individual Development Accout program, for low-income battered women in the St. Louis region. The study explored the role of financial and economic factors in domestic violence by conducting in-depth interviews with women who participated in REAP. Findings suggest that most participants had experienced some level of economic abuse. Participants reported developing a greater sense of financial self-efficacy as a result of the program.
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Boise State University