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Do guns displace books? The impact of compulsory military service on educational attainment

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Abstract


  • To estimate the causal effect of conscription on the probability to obtain a university degree, we use a regression-discontinuity design associated with the introduction of conscription in Germany. There is evidence that conscription increased the likelihood of completing higher education.

UOW Authors


  •   Bauer, Thomas K. (external author)
  •   Bender, Stefan (external author)
  •   Paloyo, Alfredo
  •   Schmidt, Christoph M. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Bauer, T. K., Bender, S., Paloyo, A. R. & Schmidt, C. M. (2014). Do guns displace books? The impact of compulsory military service on educational attainment. Economics Letters, 124 (3), 513-515.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84940287994

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1565&context=buspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/563

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Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 513

End Page


  • 515

Volume


  • 124

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands

Abstract


  • To estimate the causal effect of conscription on the probability to obtain a university degree, we use a regression-discontinuity design associated with the introduction of conscription in Germany. There is evidence that conscription increased the likelihood of completing higher education.

UOW Authors


  •   Bauer, Thomas K. (external author)
  •   Bender, Stefan (external author)
  •   Paloyo, Alfredo
  •   Schmidt, Christoph M. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Bauer, T. K., Bender, S., Paloyo, A. R. & Schmidt, C. M. (2014). Do guns displace books? The impact of compulsory military service on educational attainment. Economics Letters, 124 (3), 513-515.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84940287994

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1565&context=buspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/563

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 513

End Page


  • 515

Volume


  • 124

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands