Accession Number : ADA132781

Title :   Civilian Returns to Earnings from Prior Military Service.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Reams,Orin Paul , Jr

PDF Url : ADA132781

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 151

Abstract : The relationship between military service and post-service earnings was analyzed using the 1980 data of the National Longitudinal Survey of young men (14 to 24 years of age in 1966). The sample was broken down by race and veteran status. Two techniques for analyzing post-service earnings were employed. Both the veteran as a dummy-variable technique and the counterfactual earnings technique predicted earnings disadvantages for white Vietnam-era veterans. Results for black Vietnam-era veterans were inconclusive; the veteran as a dummy-variable technique predicted significantly large premiums for veteran status, while the counterfactual earnings equations yielded inconsistent predictions. In sum, the military was found to be an ineffective method of investment in human capital for whites, while the results for black were inconclusive. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military training, *Performance(Human), *Civilian personnel, *Transfer of training, Predictions, Salaries, Benefits, Forecasting, Econometrics, Sociometrics, Social psychology, Manpower, Organizations, Operational effectiveness, Optimization, Theses

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE