Chicagoland Women Veterans Employment Study
The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is funding The National Center on Family Homelessness to conduct a qualitative study of employment among Chicagoland women Veterans. The goals of our research are 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. Our study design is unique because it incorporates the perspectives of female and male Veterans, community stakeholders providing services to Veterans, and employers hiring Veterans. The study capitalizes on the lived experiences of Veterans while at the same time understanding the systemic issues that impact their transition to civilian life.