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dc.contributor.authorMehay, Stephen L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHirsch, Barry T.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:14:02Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:14:02Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20428-
dc.description.abstractA key concern in estimating the effect of military service on civilian earnings is bias from unmeasured differences between military veterans and nonveterans. The effects of activeduty service are estimated using the 1986 and 1992 Reserve Components Surveys, which permit a matched comparison between reservists who are veterans and reservists without active-duty service. Because military entrance requirements are identical for the reserves and active duty, estimated treatment effects embody control for selection by the military and selection by workers for a form of military service. Results are presented for officers and enlisted personnel and by race and era of service. The average impact of active-duty service on civilian earnings is 3 percent among the reservist population, but this average reflects treatment effects of essentially zero for enlisted personnel and 10 percent for officers. Among white enlisted personnel, veteran effects are negative but small. Treatment effects for African-American veterans average about 5 percent. Vietnam-era white draftees are found to have suffered an approximate 5 percent wage penalty and volunteers little penalty, but estimates from the reservist sample are likely to understate negative effects from Vietnamera service.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 740en_US
dc.subject.jelJ3en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordveteransen_US
dc.subject.keywordcivilian earningsen_US
dc.subject.keywordmatched comparison groupen_US
dc.subject.stwSoldatenen_US
dc.subject.stwBerufliche Integrationen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsertragen_US
dc.subject.stwSch├Ątzungen_US
dc.subject.stwVereinigte Staatenen_US
dc.titleEvaluating the Labor Market Performance of Veterans Using a Matched Comparison Group Designen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn362031606en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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