Vietnam-era military service and DI participation

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

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Abstract

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)
Article number6870
Pages (from-to)5-8
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume136
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015

Keywords

  • Disability Insurance
  • Military service
  • Vietnam veterans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Finance

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