Commissioned by volunteers of america (vOa) as part of an ongoing effort to better understand the needs of their veteran clients and continuously improve veteran services, the purpose of this study was to explore the economic and employment challenges facing u.S. veterans today and identify best practices for helping impoverished veterans find and retain stable, living-wage jobs. Three approaches were used to examine these challenges and best practices, including a comprehensive literature review, one-on-one interviews with vOa service providers, and focus groups with vOa veteran clients.
Kintzle, S., Keeling, M., Xintarianos, E., Taylor-Diggs, K., Munch, C., Hassan, A. M. and Castro, C. A., 2015. Exploring the Economic & Employment Challenges Facing U. S. Veterans: A Qualitative Study of Volunteers of America Service Providers & Veteran Clients. USC School of Social Work. Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families.