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      Universal credit, gender and structural abuse

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      The Journal of Adult Protection
      Emerald

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          Abstract

          Purpose

          This paper aims to explore Joint couple payments under Universal Credit which tend to privilege male partners. This may entrap women in abusive relationships, foster poverty which are indicative of gendered structural abuse.

          Design/methodology/approach

          Through a critical review of the literature and qualitative interviews with third sector support workers, the authors explore the impacts that Universal Credit has on women, especially those in abusive partnerships.

          Findings

          Current welfare processes reinforce patriarchal assumptions and are indicative of the structural abuse of women. This has increased during the lockdowns imposed to tackle COVID-19.

          Practical implications

          Changes are needed in the ways in which welfare benefits are disbursed. Gendered structural abuses should be explicitly considered when working with women who experience domestic violence and abuse.

          Originality/value

          This paper argues that there needs to be a wider a recognition of gender power relations and the concept of structural abuse in policy formation and implementation.

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                Author and article information

                Journal
                The Journal of Adult Protection
                JAP
                Emerald
                1466-8203
                1466-8203
                August 19 2021
                November 30 2021
                August 19 2021
                November 30 2021
                : 23
                : 6
                : 358-369
                Article
                10.1108/JAP-05-2021-0018
                946dd821-06a9-431e-accd-baa824cc634c
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