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dc.contributor.authorBauer, Thomas K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBender, Stefanen_US
dc.contributor.authorPaloyo, Alfredo R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, Christoph M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-12-16en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T12:03:30Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T12:03:30Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35864-
dc.description.abstractWe identify the causal effect of compulsory military service on conscripts' subsequent labor-market outcomes by exploiting the regression-discontinuity design of the military draft in Germany during the 1950s. Unbiased estimates of the effect of military service on lifetime earnings, wages, and employment are obtained by comparing men born before July 1, 1937 (the White Cohort) who were exempted from compulsory military service to men who were born on or shortly after this threshold date and hence faced a positive probability of being drafted. We find that the putative earnings advantage and wage premium of those who served in the armed forces vanish when selection effects are taken into account.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4535en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordCausal effecten_US
dc.subject.keywordquasi-experimental estimatorsen_US
dc.subject.keywordconscriptionen_US
dc.subject.stwWehrdiensten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitskräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwLebenseinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnen_US
dc.subject.stwErwerbstätigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleEvaluating the labor-market effects of compulsory military serviceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn61508284Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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