Women Veterans: Housing and Health Care Concerns


Jason F. Baker (Editor)
Philip M. Roberts (Editor)

Series: Women’s Issues
BISAC: SOC028000

As more women serve in the military, the number of women veterans has grown substantially, doubling from 4 percent of all veterans in 1990 to 8 percent, or an estimated 1.8 million, today. The number of women veterans will continue to increase as servicemembers return from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some of these women veterans, like their male counterparts, face challenges readjusting to civilian life and are at risk of becoming homeless. Additionally, as more women veterans are seeking care at VA facilities, Congress and others have raised concerns about how well VA’s health care system is prepared to meet the unique physical and mental health needs of these women. This book examines the issues of women veterans health care and the key policies needed to improve oversight processes and the necessary actions that need to be taken to ensure safe and appropriate housing upon their return. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Homeless Women Veterans: Actions Needed to Ensure Safe and Appropriate Housing

Veterans and Homelessness
(Libby Perl, CRS)

VA Health Care: VA Has Taken Steps to Make Services Available to Women Veterans, but Needs to Revise Key Policies and Improve Oversight Processes


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