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dc.contributor.authorPoutvaara, Panuen_US
dc.contributor.authorWagener, Andreasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-02en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T08:23:07Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-14T08:23:07Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/30603-
dc.description.abstractThough in decline recently, military conscription is still a widely used mode of staffing armies. Since not many valid economic, social or military arguments in favor of the draft can be put forward, the question emerges why societies choose to rely on it. In this survey we explain the political allure of military conscription by its specific intra- and intergenerational incidence as a tax. From a public choice perspective, there is always a vast majority of people in favor of the introduction and maintenance of military draft, as compared to a professional army. Empirical evidence for this conclusion appears to be mixed, however. Political preferences with respect to conscription involve concerns about its unfairness and questionable record on social accounts. Special interests may also matter.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 2821en_US
dc.subject.jelH56en_US
dc.subject.jelD72en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordmilitary draften_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic choiceen_US
dc.subject.keywordtaxationen_US
dc.subject.keyworddynamic costsen_US
dc.subject.keywordfairnessen_US
dc.subject.stwWehrdiensten_US
dc.subject.stwVerteidigungshaushalten_US
dc.subject.stwPublic Choiceen_US
dc.subject.stwExcess Burdenen_US
dc.subject.stwGerechtigkeiten_US
dc.titleThe political economy of conscriptionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn611988259en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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