According to a survey conducted by Blue Star Families and Syracuse University on the lifestyle of military families, one of the top concerns found was regarding spouse employment. The survey revealed that military spouses often make about 37% and 38% less than their civilian counterparts.
Remote work has benefited most employees in terms of productivity, work-life balance, and mental health. For people with disabilities, it gave access to become part of the workforce that otherwise was more challenging. The same happened with minority groups that continually face discrimination when going to the office. And now, military spouses said remote work enables them to keep jobs regardless of changing locations.
Remote Work Helps Military Spouses Develop Professionally
Blue Star Families and Syracuse university conducted The Military Family Lifestyle survey and found out that the top concern for activity duty military families is regarding spouse employment. Even more than time away from family or children’s education.
According to Rosalinda Vasquez Maury, research director at Syracuse University Institute:
“Military spouse unemployment has, on average, been three to four times higher than their civilian counterparts. We’ve looked at this a number of different ways, and, on average, military spouses make about 37% to 38% less than their civilian counterparts.”
Remote work has allowed spouses to keep their jobs regardless of the times they have to change locations.