Understanding Economic and Financial Abuse and Older People in the Context of Domestic and Family Violence
The ‘Understanding Economic and Financial Abuse and Older People in the Context of Domestic and Family Violence’ report, is the fifth and final report in a series of evidence reviews planned under the ‘Next Chapter’ partnership between GVRN and Commonwealth Bank, and represents a compendium of current evidence on economic and financial abuse and current gaps in our current knowledge.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia has partnered with the University of New South Wales Gendered Violence Research Network (GVRN) to develop a research series exploring current knowledge of financial abuse in Australia. GVRN has worked closely with Commonwealth Bank over a number of years to develop training and develop their response to domestic and family violence and financial abuse.
GVRN conducted a comprehensive review of the academic and relevant policy literature to identify and analyse existing research on older people, economic and financial abuse. The significant over-arching finding from this evidence review is that there is a gap in the evidence base relating to the perpetration of economic and financial abuse against older people in the context of domestic and family violence.