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Description/Abstract

This research examines the relationship between military service and political engagement, such as voting and volunteering. This study found that older and married veterans were more likely to volunteer than their younger and unmarried counterparts, and therefore veterans who are suffering from depression or loss of purpose might benefit from programs that encourage volunteering. Future research should further investigate the links between individual socioeconomic characteristics, family, social support, and engagement in volunteer work.

Original Citation

Nesbit, R., & Reingold, D. (2011). Soldiers to citizens: The link between military service and volunteering. Public Administration Review, 71(1), 67-76. Retrieved from www.jstor.org/stable/41061156

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Civic and Community Engagement | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Volunteering, Military, Veterans, Research brief

Subject

Soldiers; Veterans; Voluntarism

Portfolio

Government and Community Services

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Fall 11-22-2013

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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