This research note explores the decrease in the number of veterans in the United States over the past 30 years and the effects of this.
In this research note, the rapid decline of the veteran population in the United States from 1980 to 2010 is outlined. The decline in the veteran population has been accompanied by an increasing concentration of veterans in smaller, more rural counties, often surrounding military bases. The result is that there has been a consistent increase in the residential segregation of veterans from the non-veteran population.
Teachman, J., 2014. A Note on Disappearing Veterans. Armed Forces & Society. 39 (4), 740-750.