CalVet 2013 Women Veterans Survey
The California Women Veterans Survey is a biennial survey that assesses the needs and challenges of women living in the State of California who have served or are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Begun in 2009, this survey is administered by the California Research Bureau (CRB) on behalf of and in collaboration with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CaIVet) and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.
The purpose of the survey is to document and track the status and experiences of California women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and to use those research findings to inform policy discussions. Additionally, the survey is designed to encourage women veterans to connect to services available through CalVet and other state and federal departments and local organizations.
The 2013 survey is now closed. More than 1,000 women veterans took the time to fill out the survey and we thank them for sharing their experiences. In the coming months, CRB, CalVet, and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls will release a series of publications that summarize the results of the survey. In the meantime, reports on previous iterations of the survey can be found here:
Information on the services offered women veterans can be found on CalVet's website:
If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Matthew Buttice, CRB Senior Policy Analyst, at (916) 653-6972 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2011 Survey Subject Papers
In 2011, CalVet and the Commission asked the CRB to conduct a second iteration of the Women Veterans Survey. This iteration of the survey was used to measure the current needs of women veterans and establish a baseline for service utilization. The survey was available from October 1, 2011 until January 31st, 2012. Nearly 900 women veterans responded to the survey.
View full 2011 report.
View 2011 report summary Briefly Stated.
In 2008, the Commission on the Status of Women and Assemblymember (now Senator) Lois Wolk asked the California Research Bureau (CRB) to administer a survey to California women who had served in the Armed Forces. This survey led to "California's Women Veterans: The Challenges and Needs of Those Who Served," a 2009 report that provided insight to state legislators on the service barriers to California women veterans.
View full 2009 report.