Employment after spouse retirement: A case of Malaysian army veteran wives
Mohd Zahid Laton, Harlina Yunus
This study investigates the employment and reemployment among the Malaysian army veteran wives when their husband retired from the military services after serving full term with pension or earlier without pension. This study aims to find out the significance of the wives’ employment with the husband’s retirement status, and provide understanding on the military service retirement and its relation to the wives’ employment.Data was collected during a one-day event organized by the Veteran Association of Malaysian Armed Forces (VAMAF) for its members. The findings show that there is no statistically significant difference between wives’ employment and the husband’s retirement status in military and there is also no difference between army wives whose husband retired with pension without any pension in related to their employment. Since the reason for the wives’ employment is to assist their husband, it is recommended that the authorized party to design a new scheme to provide suitable employment for the army veteran wives.