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Description/Abstract

This study found that unemployment among female veterans was independently associated with screening positive for depression, as well as several other factors related to military service and veteran status. In practice, caring for the mental health of female veterans might improve their employment prospects, and in addition, many unemployed female veterans expressed that civilian coworkers did not understand their military experience. In policy, the VA and other federal agencies might model programs to support unemployed female veterans after the Institute for Veterans and Military Families’ Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) program. Suggestions for future study include incorporating different measures of employment, as well as examining what services and strategies best mitigate the stress of unemployment on female veterans and also contribute to more employment in this population.

Original Citation

Hamilton, A. B., Williams, L., & Washington, D. L. (2015). Military and mental health correlates of unemployment in a national sample of women veterans. Medical Care, 53(4 Suppl 1), S32–S38. https://doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0000000000000297

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Gender and Sexuality | Military and Veterans Studies | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Employment, Veterans, Women veterans, Unemployment, Depression, Military experiences, Research brief

Subject

Women veterans; Unemployment; Depression in women

Portfolio

Employment and Economic Opportunity

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Fall 8-14-2015

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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