This brief shows the impact of OIF and OEF National Guard and Reserve veterans' mental health problems on their likelihood of employment. This study, unusually, found that less than half of the surveyed National Guard and Reserve service members had obtained employment by 45-60 days post-mobilization, despite their possible mental health problems. Suggestions for future research include gathering information from all potential survey participants, as well as service members entering the civilian workforce, beyond the first 45-60 days post-deactivation, rather than within this period.
Burnett-Zeigler, I., Valenstein, M., Ilgen, M., Blow, A. J., Gorman, L. A., & Zivin, K. (2011). Civilian employment among recently returning Afghanistan and Iraq National Guard veterans. Military Medicine, 176(6), 639–646. https://doi.org/10.7205/milmed-d-10-00450
Mental Disorders | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Employment, Veterans, National Guard, Iraq, Afghanistan, Civilian employment, Veterans, Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Research brief
United States--National Guard--Veterans; Iraq War, 2003-2011--Veterans; Afghan War, 2001---Veterans; Veterans--Employment--United States; Operation Enduring Freedom, 2001-; Iraq War, 2003-2011
Employment and Economic Opportunity
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Civilian Employment Among Recently Returning Afghanistan and Iraq National Guard Veterans"" (2012). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 347.
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