This brief is about the health and age-related changes of wartime male veterans during later years in life as compared to non-veterans and non-wartime veterans. In policy and practice, veterans reaching retirement age, with help from their families, should pay attention to their health in case any conditions arise, and health policies should look at early-life health in addition to later-life health. Suggestions for future research include performing studies over time on younger veterans as they age and clearing up biases within the sampling processes.
Wilmoth, J. M., London, A. S., & Parker, W. M. (2010). Military service and men’s health trajectories in later life. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 65B(6), 744-755. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbq072
Gerontology | Medicine and Health | Mental and Social Health | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Health and wellness, Growth curve models, Veterans
Health; Veterans; United States
Government and Community Services
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Military Service and Men’s Health Trajectories in Later Life"" (2011). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 299.
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