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Description/Abstract

This study examines the interrelationships between work-related disability, veteran, and poverty statuses.The research found that households with non-disabled veterans present have a lower likelihood of poverty, but that advantage is severely eroded when the veteran or another family member has a work-limiting disability. Veterans should actively seek access to and use benefits for which they are eligible, and the income supports provided by the Veteran’s Administration to those who served in the armed forces might reduce the risk of poverty. Researchers should examine the extent to which differences in use of service-connected benefits explains some of the variation in poverty among veteran households.

Original Citation

London, A. S., Heflin, C. M., & Wilmoth, J. M. (2011). Work-related disability, veteran status, and poverty: Implications for family well-being. Journal of Poverty, 15(3), 330-349. https://doi.org/10.1080/10875549.2011.589259

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

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

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Military families, Disability, Veterans, Research brief

Subject

Poverty; Disabilities; Veterans; Family

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Fall 9-29-2011

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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