Veterans in the United States

Statistics and Resources

Edited by Shana Hertz Hattis

Hardback - £89.00

Publication date:

10 November 2015

Length of book:

242 pages


Bernan Press

ISBN-13: 9781598887778

Veterans in the United States: Statistics and Resources presents the most pertinent and compelling statistics in one easy-to-follow, useful, and informative volume. Data related to veterans is scattered between federal departments. This volume’s mission is to present the most pertinent and compelling statistics in one easy-to-follow, useful, and informative volume. Each part is preceded by highlights of salient data along with figures. The tables contain a wide range of information including educational attainment, employment status, period of military service, and much more. Notes and definitions along with a reference guide for veterans and those who work to support them are provided at the end of the book.

Part 1 includes veteran status by age, race/ethnicity, period of service, and more. It looks at veterans living in poverty, educational attainment of veterans, and breakdowns of major topics by urban and rural areas and by state. When available and when not prohibitive in length, the 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year estimates are provided for all tables.

Part 2 uses data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to investigate veterans in the labor force. The employment-population ratio, the unemployment rate, and employment by period of service and demographic characteristics are examined in these tables.

Part 3 represents the information collected by the Department of Veterans Affairs itself. This information covers a wide-ranging set of issues, including interments, veteran-related expenditures, projected population in the armed forces through September 2043, number of living veterans in each state, veterans employed in the federal government, and disability ratings and compensation.
This new entry in Bernan’s 'U.S. DataBook' series compiles information from several federal agencies, specifically the U.S. Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The work is organized into three parts and showcases sets of tables from each of these organizations, with frequent Bernan editor Hertz-Hattis providing a highlights summary page introducing each section. . . .[T]his reference will be useful to those seeking data relating to state populations, disability and employment details, and more. An appendix listing beneficial websites is also included. Verdict: For U.S. veterans, this volume will be a valuable one-stop resource.