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  • A cryptologic technician identifies radar contacts in the combat information center aboard the USS Barry during the bilateral exercise Resilient Shield 2022, photo by Ensign Emilio Mackie/U.S. Navy

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    How Veterans Fare in the Civilian Labor Market

    Around 200,000 service members transition to the civilian labor market every year. They often find it's like falling into another dimension, one where employers don't even speak the same language. More than a decade of RAND research has sought to ease that transition.

    Nov 4, 2022

  • Wedding rings wrapped around a dollar bill, photo by SabdiZ/Getty Images

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    Increasing the Minimum Wage Could Reduce Divorce in Low-Income Households

    U.S. survey data reveals that, among men and women earning low wages, a one-dollar increase in the state minimum wage was linked to delayed marriage and reduced divorce. Both changes are likely to strengthen low-income families.

    Mar 16, 2022

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