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  • Soldiers, civilians, and family members from Division West, First Army, cheer Healing Heroes and other cyclists during the annual Texas Challenge event of the Ride to Recovery at Fort Hood, TX Apr 11.

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    RAND Epstein Family Veterans Policy Research Institute

    Jul 15, 2021

    The RAND Epstein Family Veterans Policy Research Institute, housed at the RAND Corporation, is dedicated to conducting innovative, interdisciplinary, evidence-based research to improve the lives of those who have served in the U.S. military.

  • Airman Dalton Shank, 5th Bomb Wing public affairs specialist, reads pamphlets on the Montgomery GI Bill and the Post-9/11 GI Bill at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., March 10, 2017, photo by Airman 1st Class Alyssa Akers/National Guard

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    How Do Education Benefits Support Veterans’ Transitions to Civilian Life?

    Jan 10, 2022

    Today’s new veterans have access to generous and flexible education benefits through the Post-9/11 GI Bill. But it is difficult to determine the effectiveness of these benefits and who is using them. Additional research could help address these gaps and improve understanding of veterans’ needs.

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  • Commentary

    We Need a Public-Private Approach to Supporting Veterans

    Honoring the sacrifices of veterans should be front and center on our policy agenda and not limited to one day a year, says Terri Tanielian.

    Nov 12, 2012

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    Unemployment Among Post-9/11 Veterans and Military Spouses After the Economic Downturn

    Policymakers need to understand whether military spouses succeed at finding jobs and how veterans fare economically after they leave the military. But these groups differ from the civilian population in important ways, making comparisons difficult.

    Nov 9, 2012

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    Labor Force Reentry: Issues for Injured Service Members and Veterans

    As large numbers of service members and veterans, many with serious injuries, return from Iraq and Afghanistan, an examination of existing return-to-work policies and programs for military men and women with service-related health problems finds that what programs do exist are poorly coordinated, and can be difficult to navigate.

    Nov 8, 2012

  • A Soldier from the Michigan National Guard, is welcomed home by his daughter after a year long tour in Afghanistan on Sept. 28, 2012.

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    RAND Research for Military Family Month

    RAND is a resource for research and policy recommendations that address the challenges faced by military members, spouses, and their children.

    Nov 7, 2012

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    Tax Credits Can Boost Employment Among Vets with Disabilities

    RAND researchers undertook a study designed to measure the impact of the 2007 WOTC tax credit expansion on the employment and earnings of disabled veterans. They found that the new tax credits expanded employment significantly among the target group of disabled veterans.

    Apr 16, 2012

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    Improving Disabled Veterans' Employment Prospects Using Tax Credits

    The 2007 expansion of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program increased employment among disabled veterans by 2 percentage points in 2007 and 2008, representing roughly 32,000 jobs each year.

    Apr 11, 2012

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Improving Disabled Veterans' Employment Prospects Using Tax Credits

    Estimates the effects of the 2007 expansion of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program, which offered tax credits to employers who hired certain groups of veterans, including those with service-connected disabilities.

    Apr 11, 2012

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    Amy Burnett Cross

    Summer Associate
    Education Certificate in gender analysis in economics, American University; MA in economics, American University; BA in economics, University of Colorado

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    Molly F. McIntosh

    Director, Forces and Resources Policy Center; Senior Economist
    Education Ph.D. in economics, Princeton University; M.A. in economics, Princeton University; B.A. in economics, UC Berkeley

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    Jason M. Ward

    Associate Economist; Associate Director, RAND Center for Housing and Homelessness in Los Angeles; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of Illinois; M.A. in economics, University of Illinois; B.A. in economics, University of Illinois

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    Jennie W. Wenger

    Director, Economics, Sociology, and Statistics Department; Senior Economist
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of North Carolina

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    Kayla M. Williams

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education M.A. in international affairs, American University; B.A. in English literature, Bowling Green University