Restraining Order Often Costly for Women

March 13, 2015 4:00 PM

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FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Asking a judge for a restraining order against an abusive partner can lead to lower earnings for women, a new study suggests.

University of Pittsburgh researchers studied the earnings of nearly 4,000 women in Allegheny County, Penn., between January 1995 and December 2000. Those who sought a restraining order lost between $312 and $1,018 in earnings in the year after seeking the order, the investigators found.

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