This study aims to understand the effect military service post-9/11 has on veterans, as it found veteran status positively affects minorities and women. In practice, 21st century veterans are as employable and satisfied with their civilian occupation as their non-veteran counterparts, and veterans seeking employment and career opportunities should continue utilizing VetSuccess. In policy, the VA and policymakers might evaluate current services, and focus on employment experiences and reasons veterans seek education post-service. Suggestions for future study include improving the external validity by using larger samples, as well as including datasets with older 21st century veterans to better account for long-term effects of military service in the 21st century.
Routon, P. W. (2014). The effect of 21st century military service on civilian labor and educational outcomes. Journal of Labor Research, 35, 15–38. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12122-013-9170-4
Adult and Continuing Education | Educational Sociology | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology
Higher education, Military, Military service, Veterans, Research brief
National service; Veterans
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "The Effect of 21st Century Military Service on Civilian Labor and Educational Outcomes"" (2014). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 265.
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