The Demographics of Military Children and Families

  title={The Demographics of Military Children and Families},
  author={Molly M. Clever and Molly David R. Segal},
  journal={The Future of Children},
  pages={13 - 39}
  • Molly M. Clever, Molly David R. Segal
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • The Future of Children
  • Since the advent of the all-volunteer force in the 1970s, marriage, parenthood, and family life have become commonplace in the U.S. military among enlisted personnel and officers alike, and military spouses and children now outnumber service members by a ratio of 1.4 to 1. Reviewing data from the government and from academic and nonacademic research, Molly Clever and David R. Segal find several trends that distinguish today’s military families. Compared with civilians, for example, service… CONTINUE READING
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