Chicagoland Women Veterans Employment Study
The goals of the Chicagoland Women Veterans Employment Study were to compare male and female veteran unemployment and underemployment, understand the dynamics of homelessness among unemployed female veterans, and explore effective service interventions for women veterans. The study design was unique because it incorporated the perspective of female and male veterans, community stakeholders providing services to veterans, and employers hiring veterans. The study capitalized on the lived experiences of veterans while at the same time highlighted the systemic issues that impact their transition to civilian life. This study was conducted from 2009-2012 and funded by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.