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Description/Abstract

This brief is about the impact of veteran and disability statuses on poverty and material hardship among elderly veterans. In policy and practice, veterans should use support services, such as the VA and local veterans groups, and social workers should take into account veteran and disability statuses when determining needs; the VA could change their income support programs to help disabled veterans. Suggestions for future research include accounting for individual differences among households and looking at how elderly veteran poverty affects family members.

Original Citation

Wilmoth, J. M., London, A. S., & Heflin, C. M. (2015). Economic well-being among older-adult households: Variation by veteran and disability status. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 58(4), 399-419. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01634372.2015.1019657

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Disability Studies | Economics | Gerontology | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Disability, Veterans, Poverty, Material hardship

Subject

Disabilities; Veterans, United States; Poverty

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Fall 10-30-2015

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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