Research – Teen Economic Abuse

The 107 question survey explored topics ranging from experiences and use of economic abuse within relationships, to views on economic sabotage, control, exploitation as abusive behavior, to gift giving expectations, and to the impacts of economic insecurity on relationship decisions.

Learn more about our research below.

research-surveySurvey Summary

Read findings on economic abuse within teen dating relationships; teens’ attitudes and views related to relationship priorities and gender roles in relationships, and who can play a role in supporting healthy relationships that are free from economic abuse. 


research-slidesThe Findings Slide Set

View the PowerPoint of key survey findings shared on April 26, 2022 at “Overlooked: Economic Abuse among Teen Dating Partners.”




resources-viewsSurvey One Pager – Views and Attitudes

This factsheet describes teens views on whether education/employment interference or financial control is abusive and considered dating or domestic violence.



resources-work_interferenceSurvey One Pager – Work Interference

This factsheet explores the various ways dating partners influence one’s decisions around employment and their ability to succeed in the workplace.



resource-education-interferenceSurvey One Pager – Education Interference

This factsheet explores how teens may be pressured by an abusive partner to be disengaged at school, controlling their activities, and discouraging them from pursuing their education and career goals.


resources-financial-controlSurvey One Pager – Financial Control

This factsheet shows how abusive partners may control or exploit their partner’s financial resources.



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