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American Economic Review: Vol. 101 No. 3 (May 2011)

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The War at Home: Effects of Vietnam-Era Military Service on Postwar Household Stability

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Conley, Dalton, and Jennifer Heerwig. 2011. "The War at Home: Effects of Vietnam-Era Military Service on Postwar Household Stability." American Economic Review, 101(3): 350-54.

DOI: 10.1257/aer.101.3.350

Abstract

Prior researchers have deployed the Vietnam-era draft lottery as an instrument to estimate causal effects of military service on health and earnings. However, household and residential outcomes may be more sensitive to the psychological effects of military service. Using 2SLS analyses of the 2000 Census and the 2005 American Community Survey, we find mixed results for residential stability, housing tenure, and extended family residence. While in the ACS white veterans are less mobile, veteran status has no effect on homeownership. Veteran status reduces extended family living for whites in the Census but increases it for ACS veterans of "other" races.

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Conley, Dalton (NYU)
Heerwig, Jennifer (NYU)

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D12: Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
I12: Health Production
J31: Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
J45: Public Sector Labor Markets
R31: Housing Supply and Markets


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