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dc.contributor.authorCesur, Resulen_US
dc.contributor.authorSabia, Joseph J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTekin, Erdalen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-01en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-23T11:39:45Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-23T11:39:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201104134564en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51931-
dc.description.abstractWhile descriptive evidence suggests that deployment in the Global War on Terrorism is associated with adverse mental health, the causal effect of combat is not well established. Using data drawn from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, we exploit exogenous variation in deployment assignment and find that soldiers deployed to combat zones where they engage in frequent enemy firefight or witness allied or civilian deaths are at substantially increased risk for suicidal ideation, psychological counseling, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Our estimates imply lower-bound health care costs of $1.5 to $2.7 billion for combat-induced PTSD.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5615en_US
dc.subject.jelH56en_US
dc.subject.jelI1en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordmilitary serviceen_US
dc.subject.keywordpost-traumatic stress disorderen_US
dc.subject.keyworddepressionen_US
dc.subject.stwKriegen_US
dc.subject.stwKriegsfolgenen_US
dc.subject.stwPsychische Störungen_US
dc.subject.stwKostenen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleThe psychological costs of war: Military combat and mental healthen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn665255101en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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