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The Resource Out of the shadows : the health and well-being of private contractors working in conflict environments, Molly Dunigan, Carrie M. Farmer, Rachel M. Burns, Alison Hawks, Claude Messan Setodji

Out of the shadows : the health and well-being of private contractors working in conflict environments, Molly Dunigan, Carrie M. Farmer, Rachel M. Burns, Alison Hawks, Claude Messan Setodji

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Out of the shadows : the health and well-being of private contractors working in conflict environments
Title
Out of the shadows
Title remainder
the health and well-being of private contractors working in conflict environments
Statement of responsibility
Molly Dunigan, Carrie M. Farmer, Rachel M. Burns, Alison Hawks, Claude Messan Setodji
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eng
Summary
Over the past decade, private contractors have been deployed extensively around the globe. In addition to supporting U.S. and allied forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, contractors have assisted foreign governments, nongovernmental organizations, and private businesses by providing a wide range of services, including base support and maintenance, logistical support, transportation, intelligence, communications, construction, and security. At the height of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, contractors outnumbered U.S. troops deployed to both theaters. Although these contractors are not supposed to engage in offensive combat, they may nonetheless be exposed to many of the stressors that are known to have physical and mental health implications for military personnel. RAND conducted an online survey of a sample of contractors who had deployed on contract to a theater of conflict at least once between early 2011 and early 2013. The survey collected demographic and employment information, along with details about respondents' deployment experience (including level of preparation for deployment, combat exposure, and living conditions), mental health (including probable posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and alcohol misuse), physical health, and access to and use of health care. The goal was to describe the contractors' health and well-being and to explore differences across the sample by such factors as country of citizenship, job specialty, and length and frequency of contract deployment. The findings provide a foundation for future studies of contractor populations and serve to inform policy decisions affecting contractors, including efforts to reduce barriers to mental health treatment for this population
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N$T
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Dunigan, Molly
Dewey number
352.530973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD3861.U6
LC item number
D86 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2014 F-873
  • WA 400
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  • Farmer, Carrie M.
  • Burns, Rachel M.
  • Hawks, Alison
  • Setodji, Claude Messan
  • Rand Corporation
  • Rand Corporation
Series statement
Rand Corporation research report series
Series volume
RR-420-RC
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  • Government contractors
  • Government contractors
  • Government contractors
  • Occupational Health
  • Combat Disorders
  • Contract Services
  • Military Medicine
  • Warfare
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • United States
Label
Out of the shadows : the health and well-being of private contractors working in conflict environments, Molly Dunigan, Carrie M. Farmer, Rachel M. Burns, Alison Hawks, Claude Messan Setodji
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Publication
Note
  • "RR-420-RC"--Page 4 of cover
  • At head of title: Rand National Security Research Division
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-115)
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The health status of contractors who are deployed to conflict environments is not well understood: a review of the literature -- What are the deployment experiences of contractors? -- What is the mental health status of contractors who work in conflict environments? -- What other health issues affect contractors who work in conflict environments? -- To what extent do contractors access health care, and what are the barriers to receiving health care? -- Conclusions and policy recommendations -- Appendix A: Additional data tables -- Appendix B: Sensitivity analyses
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874752879
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1 online resource (xxiii, 115 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780833082350
Lccn
2013362533
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations.
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22573/ctt5p37w5
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)874752879
Label
Out of the shadows : the health and well-being of private contractors working in conflict environments, Molly Dunigan, Carrie M. Farmer, Rachel M. Burns, Alison Hawks, Claude Messan Setodji
Publication
Note
  • "RR-420-RC"--Page 4 of cover
  • At head of title: Rand National Security Research Division
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-115)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The health status of contractors who are deployed to conflict environments is not well understood: a review of the literature -- What are the deployment experiences of contractors? -- What is the mental health status of contractors who work in conflict environments? -- What other health issues affect contractors who work in conflict environments? -- To what extent do contractors access health care, and what are the barriers to receiving health care? -- Conclusions and policy recommendations -- Appendix A: Additional data tables -- Appendix B: Sensitivity analyses
Control code
874752879
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 115 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833082350
Lccn
2013362533
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5p37w5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)874752879

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