Military Service and Family Relationships: A Life Course Perspective

Daniel Burland, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Jennifer H. Lundquist, University of Massachusetts

In this presentation, I will discuss how a focus on veteran families furthers our understanding of the life course and demographic change. I provide an overview that identifies potential areas for study that involve veteran families. I then address what the scholarly sub-field actually does look like in terms of the focus of existing scholarly attention. Finally, I make a case that there is a pressing need for new sources of data that measure important markers of the former military experience on the family.

Presented in Session 163: Military Service, the Life Course, and Aging: A Panel Discussion