Vietnam-era military service and DI participation

Paul S. Davies, Patrick J. Purcell, Gary V. Engelhardt

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Using an instrumental-variable strategy based on randomly assigned draft-lottery numbers, we find Vietnam-era veterans were 3 percentage points more likely than non-veterans to have received Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) benefits by 2011, but no more likely to have applied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-8
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015


  • Disability Insurance
  • Military service
  • Vietnam veterans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics


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