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Description/Abstract

This brief is about influence of military service on later-life mortality among veterans. In policy and practice, programs should provide more services for African American veterans whose fathers had a lower education, and policies should focus on employment status, income, health conditions, smoking habits, and obesity when addressing veteran mortality likelihood. Suggestions for future research include broadening the study's sample, incorporating length of service and historical context of service into the study, and expanding the number of variables studied.

Original Citation

London, A. S., & Wilmoth, J. M. (2006). Military service and (dis)continuity in the life course: Evidence on disadvantage and mortality from the health and retirement study and the study of assets and health dynamics among the oldest-old. Research on Aging, 28(1), 135-159. https://doi.org/10.1177/0164027505281572

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Family, Life Course, and Society | Gerontology | Medicine and Health | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Health and wellness, Veterans, Mortality, Life course, Cumulative disadvantage

Subject

Health; Veterans; United States; Mortality

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Winter 1-10-2012

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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