Military Spouse Employment Survey

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On September 16th, The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) launched a survey titled: The Military Spouse Employment Survey.   The Survey, administered online for 30 days, provided a platform for all military spouses to share their challenges of employment while trying to navigate the military lifestyle.

The overarching objective of this research project was to evaluate the cumulative economic impact on Armed Forces spouses who may be unable to sustain employment due to Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves, licensure constraints, and lack of career enhancing opportunities. 

This research project contributes to a body of knowledge that provides policy makers with the information necessary to pool resources for military families and spouses, in order to increase the spouses' chances of obtaining steady employment, earning wages equivalent to those of their civilian peers, and advancing along professional career paths in spite of PCS moves. 


Read the Military Spouse Employment Survey Results Summary 

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Qualtrics software is a Web-based tool for building surveys and is licensed by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University. Qualtrics has provided secure online data collection and analysis for over 5,000 companies, with more than half of those companies being in the Fortune 100. Over 1,300 colleges and universities worldwide utilize Qualtrics, and the IVMF has used this software since 2011 to collect data from thousands of participants. Qualtrics has been cited in a number of professional publications, academic journals, and books, and over 1 billion surveys have been created using Qualtrics.  



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Help promote the Military Spouse Employment Survey hosted by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) and MOAA with our downloadable Media Kit and social media graphics.  

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