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Extended and repeated deployments can cause significant stress to military families and may result in lower levels of reenlistment. RAND research has explored the need for military-sponsored child care and the role of military spouses, and continues to provide guidance to policymakers on how to attract and retain personnel with essential skills while also supporting military families.

  • Research Brief

    Meeting the Needs of Student Veterans Who Are Single Parents

    The G.I. Bill has historically succeeded in helping many veterans train for new vocations. But the benefits have requirements that often do not account for the time constraints and financial realities of single parents. What policies and programs could better support them?

    Feb 20, 2024

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    Why Are U.S. Military Families Experiencing Food Insecurity?

    Around a quarter of active-duty service members qualify as “food insecure.” But what's causing that, how to fix it—even what it means—is not clear. Food insecurity is a multifaceted problem that needs multifaceted solutions.

    Nov 6, 2023

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