Date of Degree


Document Type


Degree Name



Social Welfare


Sarah Jane (SJ) Dodd

Committee Members

Mary Clare Lennon

Andrea Savage

Subject Categories

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Post-9/11, veteran unemployment, statistics


This research has two objectives: to develop the case for examining Post-9/11 veteran unemployment through the prism of race and gender and to analyze Post-9/11 veteran unemployment, 2003-2015, through this demographic lens. First, it critically considers how entrenched normative assumptions and statistical methodologies for veteran unemployment analyses, largely irrespective of race, gender, and skill-biased technological change, impede the development of an alternate theoretical frame and analytical method to assess Post-9/11 veteran labor outcomes. As a result, scant information exists on the labor force outcomes of Post-9/11 veterans. Secondly, it conducts an intersectional methodological multivariate analysis of unemployment outcomes for Black, Hispanic, Asian, Multiethnic as well as White veterans, respectively.

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