Accession Number:

AD1146493

Title:

Military Caregivers in the Workplace

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Research Note]

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3

Abstract:

In the United States, 5.5 million men and women are providing assistance for a current or former service member who has a disabling injury or illness. We term these individuals military caregivers. Of these, 4.4 million are caring for a veteran who served prior to September 11, 2001 pre-911 caregivers and 1.1 million are caring for a veteran who served after that post-911 caregivers. Though it can be fulfilling, caregiving can also be demanding and difficult. Military caregivers report elevated rates of physical and mental health problems, and married caregivers report lower rates of satisfaction with marital and family relationships. Many caregivers are also attempting to balance their caregiving duties with work. This balancing act can pose challenges for military caregivers - especially post-911 caregivers - and their employers.

Descriptors:

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]