Families on TANF in South Carolina: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table H.2. Domestic Violence (a)

10/01/2004

  Percentage Unless Stated Otherwise
Time Limited with No Exemptions/Extensions
Time Limited with Temporary Work Exemptions
Time Limited with Extensions Granted
Total
Experienced Physical Violence from Partner
Moderate Physical Violenceb
In past year 21.3% 10.3% 18.4% 18.9%
In lifetime, but not past year
24.8% 30.3% 25.0% 25.8%
Never 53.9% 59.4% 56.6% 55.3%
Severe Physical Violencec
In past year 16.2% 9.2% 13.2% 14.7%
In lifetime, but not past year
22.1% 29.2% 20.6% 23.5%
Never 61.7% 61.6% 66.2% 61.8%
Any Physical Violence
In past year 22.7% 12.0% 19.1% 20.3%
In lifetime, but not past year
25.7% 32.5% 24.3% 27.0%
Never 51.6% 55.5% 56.6% 52.6%
Received Threats from Partner
Physical Threatse
In past year 16.3% 10.0% 11.8% 14.9%
In lifetime, but not past year
25.4% 36.0% 28.7% 27.8%
Never 58.3% 54.0% 59.6% 57.4%
Coercive Threatsf
In past year 15.5% 8.1% 8.1% 13.8%
In lifetime, but not past year
14.6% 19.6% 9.6% 15.6%
Never 69.8% 72.3% 82.4% 70.6%
Any Threats
In past year 22.6% 14.0% 14.0% 20.6%
In lifetime, but not past year
24.2% 34.7% 27.9% 26.5%
Never 53.2% 51.4% 58.1% 52.9%
 
Ever Experience Violence/Threats from Partner
53.7% 52.6% 48.5% 53.4%
 
Sample Size 459 474 141 1099
 
a. Tabulated only for cases with female heads, based on modified version of the Conflict Tactics Scale used in the University of Michigan's
Women's Employment Study.
b. Moderate physical violence: pushing, grabbing, shoving, slapping, kicking or biting.
c. Severe physical violence: hitting, beating, choking, using or threatening use of a weapon, or forcing sexual activity.
d. Any severe physical violence in the past ever was used to signify a barrier to employment in the Women's Employment Study of the
University of Michigan. Severe physical violence includes hitting, beating, choking, using or threatening use of a weapon, or forcing sexual
activity.
e. Physical threats: threatening to hit with a fist or object, or throwing anything that could harm.
f. Coercive threats: threatening to take children away, to harm individual or friends, to turn into child protective services or welfare agency,
harassing at work or school, or coercing into doing illegal things.

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