Vietnam Veterans Family Study: Spouses and partners of veterans
Maggie Yu, Diana Smart, Galina Daraganova
Department of Veterans' Affairs
About the report
The report Spouses and partners of Vietnam veterans – Findings from the Vietnam Veterans Family Study was commissioned by the Department of Veterans' Affairs. It 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.
This report was authored by AIFS staff and published by the Department of Veterans' Affairs
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.