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4.23.21 | Families

Research Brief: The Impacts and Opportunities of Military Life for Military Children


This research brief provides key datapoints and insights from research on the experiences of military children. The brief covers the demographics of the military and veteran child populations, the needs and experiences of military children, impacts o... Read More ▶

4.02.21 | Employment

The Employment Situation of Veterans – March 2021


Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that employment rose by 916,000 in March, and the unemployment rate edged down to 6.0 percent. Job growth was widespread in March, led by gains in leisure and hospitality, public and private educat... Read More ▶

4.01.21 | Families

Blue Star Families’ 2020 Military Family Lifestyle Survey


Blue Star Families conducted its 11th annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey from September to October 2020. Capturing experiences of nearly 11,000 respondents worldwide, and generating millions of data points, it remains the largest and most compre... Read More ▶

3.18.21 | Entrepreneurship

Data Brief: Women Veteran Entrepreneurs


This brief provides highlights from the 2020 National Survey of Military-Affiliated Entrepreneurs focusing on female veteran entrepreneurs. These findings are based on the data collected from 432 female veteran entrepreneurs, which represents 27% of ... Read More ▶

2.25.21 | Entrepreneurship

2021 Data Brief: Black and African American Veteran Entrepreneurs


This brief provides highlights from the 2020 National Survey of Military-Affiliated Entrepreneurs study focusing on Black and African American veteran entrepreneurs. These findings are based on the data collected from 333 Black and African American v... Read More ▶

2.12.21 | Entrepreneurship

National Survey of Military-Affiliated Entrepreneurs (NSMAE) Series


The NSMAE is a multi-year, annual and longitudinal, study of veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs. This effort is one of the first national initiatives to develop data-driven research focused on military-affiliated entrepreneurship. The research... Read More ▶

9.23.20 | Spotlight

Hispanics and Latinos in The Military: From Service To Civilian Life


This infographic provides key highlights for Hispanic and Latino service members and veterans. The information and statistics in this document are from our various data collection efforts centered on military life, transition, employment, entrepreneu... Read More ▶

5.05.20 | Spotlight

Military Times and IVMF Snapshot Polls of Veteran Community


Military Times and the IVMF conduct recurring snapshot polls of the military and veteran community. The purpose of these polls is to provide timely insights on the social, economic, education, and policy views and concerns of military service members... Read More ▶

3.16.20 | Spotlight

Women in the Military: Transition, Employment, and Higher Education After Service


This infographic provides key highlights on women in the military. The information in this document comes from our various data collection efforts centered on transition, employment, entrepreneurship, and higher education.... Read More ▶

2.25.20 | Spotlight

Black and African Americans in The Military: From Service to Civilian Life


The following infographic provides key highlights of Black and African American service members and veterans. The information and statistics in this document are from our various data collection efforts centered on military life, transition, employme... Read More ▶

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