Vietnam Veterans Family Study: Health and social issues in veterans' sons and daughters

Content type
Commissioned report

October 2014


Walter Forrest, Ben Edwards, Galina Daraganova

As part of the Vietnam Veterans Family Study, this section investigates the intergenerational effects of service in the Vietnam War on the health of veterans' families. Drawing on data from over 27,000 Vietnam veterans and their families, it examines the physical, mental, social, and economic wellbeing of the sons and daughters of veterans, and the risk, protective and mediating factors involved. Comparisons are made with children of Defence Force personnel who did not deploy during the war.

This report was authored by AIFS staff and published by the Australian Department of Veterans Affairs.