31 Jul '17, 3am

So it turns out veterans are not victims of their circumstances or their service

WASHINGTON — Young veterans are better educated, better paid and better off than many of their civilian peers, which researchers believe could be due to their military service. The analysis, released by The City University of New York earlier this month , cuts against public perception of veterans struggling to adjust to post-military life. Researchers examined a decade of economic and demographic trends among veterans who served during the post-Sept. 11 era, and found that generally “the news is good.” “On the whole, 9/11 era veterans performed well above the national average in most socio-economic categories,” the report stated. “The data indicate that between 2005 and 2015 employment, income, and educational attainment rates were consistently higher, and poverty rates consistently lower, than general nationwide rates. “In short, there is considerable evidence here to af...

Full article: https://www.militarytimes.com/veterans/2017/07/29/report-...

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