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This 2019 Active Duty Spouse Survey (ADSS): Results From the 2019 Active Duty Spouse Survey overview briefing includes the following topics from the biennial Survey of Active Duty Spouses: spouse family support, spouse unemployment and education, financial situation, deployment and reintegration, and spouse and child well-being. The topline summary results show: Six in ten spouses favor staying: 59% favored their husband/wife staying in the military, significantly lower than 2012–2015; statistically unchanged since 2017. Enrollment in school or training programs was steady: 23% of spouses were enrolled at the time of the survey, similar to past surveys since 2015. 41% of spouses were not enrolled in school or a training program but would like to be. Spouse unemployment rate was 22% in 2019 (statistically the same as24% in 2017 and each survey year back to 2012). Financial condition statistically unchanged from 2017 and 2015: 70% reported a comfortable financial condition in 2019, higher than 2006–2012. 19% indicated excellent/very good military support during member’s most recent deployment, lower than 2015; statistically unchanged since 2017. 54% rated the current level of stress in their lives as more than usual, the same as 2017.
Fielding Year: 2019
Topic: Deployment, Education & Employment, Family Support, Financial Health, Military OneSource, Military Support & Benefits, Spouse & Child Well-Being
Produced By: R&R
Document Type: Briefing
Population: Active Duty, Military Spouse
Product ID: 2019-ADSS-OVER