The war at home: Effects of Vietnam-era military service on postwar household stability

Dalton Conley, Jennifer Heerwig

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)350-354
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Economic Review
Volume101
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics and Econometrics

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