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Description/Abstract

This study found that Afghanistan/Iraq era veterans have a higher likelihood of unemployment than non-veterans, with female veterans faring worse than their male counterparts. In practice, female veterans of the post-9/11 era suffer from higher absolute levels of unemployment than male veterans, as well as also experiencing a higher unemployment penalty from their service relative to their civilian counterparts than male veterans do. In policy, policymakers may wish to determine ways to increase utilization of GI Bill benefits among disadvantaged populations to increase their long-term employment and earnings. Suggestions for future study include considering the surge of female veterans, and also understanding the impact of this military employment discrimination against women.

Original Citation

Kleykamp, M. (2013). Unemployment, earnings and enrollment among post 9/11 veterans. Social Science Research, 42(3), 836-851. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2012.12.017

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Labor Relations | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Employment, Unemployment, Enrollment, Veterans, Research brief

Subject

Unemployment; Veterans--Employment--United States

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Spring 3-14-2014

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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