Vietnam Veterans Family Study

Vietnam Veterans Family Study

Spouses and partners of Vietnam veterans – Findings from the Vietnam Veterans Family Study

Maggie Yu, Diana Smart and Galina Daraganova

Commissioned report— December 2021

A report commissioned by the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

The report Spouses and partners of Vietnam veterans – Findings from the Vietnam Veterans Family Study confirms the long-term impact of Vietnam War service on family members. The two main areas that partners were faring less well in were mental health and couple relationships, though significant results were also found for perceptions of general physical health, perceptions of family relationships and socio-economic disadvantage.

The study confirms that veteran partners should continue to be considered in the design of early intervention supports to help reduce the long-term impact of military service on families.

For more information on the Vietnam Veterans Family Study, visit the Department of Veterans' Affairs website.

Suggested citation:

Yu, M., Smart, D. & Daraganova, G. (2021). Spouses and partners of Vietnam veterans – Findings from the Vietnam Veterans Family Study. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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