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Women Veterans' Employment


by Lory Manning, Brigid O'Farrell, Anne J. Stone, and Vanessa R. Wight (2001)

Price: $8.50

WREI Issue Brief: Women Veterans' Employment—Issues and Recommendations (PDF)

In recent years, most of the research done on women veterans has concentrated on health, health needs, and the adequacy of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) health services. While there is a growing body of research on active-duty women, very little has been done on the effects of military service on women veterans’ civilian employment prospects. The adequacy of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) and related veterans initiatives for equipping women to find employment in the civilian arena—especially employment that allows them to build on the skills they acquired in service—has not been the subject of study by scholars or government officials.

This 78-page report asseses—with particular attention to differences by race—the available data and literature in five areas relevant to women veterans’ employment: the effectiveness of veterans’ employment programs; employment and unemployment status; nontraditional employment; earning and socioeconomic status; and veterans’ preference.



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