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The long term causal effect of Vietnam War Era conscription on the economic and social outcomes of Australian conscripts

Grant


Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • During 1965-72, twenty year old Australian men were required to register for the National Service ballot. We will investigate the long term effects of conscription on the economic and social outcomes of conscripts. Key outcomes to be examined include employment, education, income, disability, and marital status. The biannual ballots can be seen as a set of 16 natural experiments, which we exploit. Previous Australian studies have only examined health outcomes, have not exploited the randomness of the ballot, and have ignored servicemen whostayed in Australia. Unlike related international studies, we seek to disentangle the effects of participation in combat, removal from the civilian labour market, and government benefits on return.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Contributor


  • Siminski, Peter M. - Chief Investigator
  • Ville, Simon - Chief Investigator

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP100100417

Local Award Id


  • 11197

Contributor


  • Siminski, Peter M. - Chief Investigator
  • Ville, Simon - Chief Investigator

Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • During 1965-72, twenty year old Australian men were required to register for the National Service ballot. We will investigate the long term effects of conscription on the economic and social outcomes of conscripts. Key outcomes to be examined include employment, education, income, disability, and marital status. The biannual ballots can be seen as a set of 16 natural experiments, which we exploit. Previous Australian studies have only examined health outcomes, have not exploited the randomness of the ballot, and have ignored servicemen whostayed in Australia. Unlike related international studies, we seek to disentangle the effects of participation in combat, removal from the civilian labour market, and government benefits on return.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Contributor


  • Siminski, Peter M. - Chief Investigator
  • Ville, Simon - Chief Investigator

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP100100417

Local Award Id


  • 11197

Contributor


  • Siminski, Peter M. - Chief Investigator
  • Ville, Simon - Chief Investigator