Research Brief: "Military Service and (Dis) Continuity in the Life Course: Evidence on Dis- advantage and Mortality from the Health and Retirement Study and the Study of Assets and Health Dynamics among the Oldest-Old"
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.
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
Family, Life Course, and Society | Gerontology | Medicine and Health | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Health and wellness, Veterans, Mortality, Life course, Cumulative disadvantage
Health; Veterans; United States; Mortality
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Military Service and (Dis) Continuity in the Life Course: Evidence on Dis- advantage and Mortality from the Health and Retirement Study and the Study of Assets and Health Dynamics among the Oldest-Old"" (2012). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 300.
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