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.
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
Civic and Community Engagement | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology
Volunteering, Military, Veterans, Research brief
Soldiers; Veterans; Voluntarism
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Soldiers to Citizens: The Link between Military Service and Volunteering"" (2013). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 362.
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