This brief focuses on the connection between employment status and veterans with or without PTSD, mild Traumatic Brain Injury, sleep issues, or pain issues. In practice, depression and those 40+ years of age were associated with the employment status in this study of a sample of post-deployment U.S. veterans. In policy, it is found that policymakers should know that veterans' adjustment issues may not be the threshold of being effective employees. Future research could target combat veterans’ motivations and the ability to pursue education, as well as a study of those who are employed and have had an mTBI and their success.
Cohen, S. I., Suri, P., Amick, M. M., & Yan, K. (2013). Clinical and demographic factors associated with employment status in US military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Work, 44(2), 213–219. https://doi.org/10.3233/WOR-2012-1417
Demography, Population, and Ecology | Military and Veterans Studies | Psychology | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology
Mental health, Depression, Veterans, Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF), Employment, Polytrauma, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Research brief
Mental health; Post-traumatic stress disorder; Depression, Mental
Employment and Economic Opportunity
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: “Clinical and Demographic Factors Associated with Employment Status in US Military Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan”" (2014). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 346.
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