ERIC Number: ED074268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan-31
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Problems Facing Vietnam Era Veterans on their Readjustment to Civilian Life. Senate Committee Print Number 7.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs.
This study was conducted to: (1) examine the extent of the problems Vietnam era veterans face in readjusting to civilian life after their separation from the armed forces, (2) determine whether they differ from those experienced by returning servicemen of past wars, and (3) suggest ways that the process might be made easier for veterans not yet separated. To secure information, personal interviews were conducted in 1,490 households, among 2,003 recently separated veterans, and with 786 business executives, representing prospective employers. Some findings were: (1) The American public and employers are aware of how returning veterans should be treated and yet are guilty about the way exservicemen are being treated, (2) The state of the economy and greater competition in the job market contribute to the difficulty veterans face in finding jobs, and (3) Assimilation into the labor force after service does not appear to be related to educational attainment but to race and amount of time since separation. These and other results are provided in chapters covering: (1) the reception received by veterans following separation, (2) problems finding employment, (3) drug usage, and (4) the role of the Veterans Administration in facilitating readjustment. (SB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Drug Abuse, Educational Background, Employment Problems, Employment Services, Labor Utilization, National Surveys, Public Opinion, Tables (Data), Transfer of Training, Veterans
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Catalog No. Y4.V64/3;V67/2, $2.00)
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs.
Note: Report of a survey conducted for the Veterans' Administration by Louis Harris & Associates, Inc.