Share of post-9/11 veterans who joined the military due to economic reasons

This survey shows the share of post-9/11 male and female veterans who joined the U.S. military because jobs were hard to find. 42 percent of female respondents stated that they joined the U.S. military because jobs were hard to find.

Did you join the U.S. military because jobs were hard to find?

Share of affirming respondents
Women42%
Men25%
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Source

Release date

December 2011

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 28, 2011 to September 4, 2011

Number of respondents

135 female- and 563 male post-9/11 veterans

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

The source does not provide the original question.

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