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Effects of military service on earnings and education revisited: variation by service duration, occupation, and civilian unemployment

Effects of military service on earnings and education revisited: variation by service duration, occupation, and civilian unemployment

Martorell, Paco, author; Miller, Trey, author; Daugherty, Lindsay, author; Borgschulte, Mark, author

The overriding objective of U.S. military compensation policy is to attract and retain the force necessary to meet the nation's national security objectives. Whether and how military service affects earnings and an individual's likelihood of completing college (one determinant of future earnings) has implications for military policies related to compensation, recruiting, and retention. Estimating the effect of military service is complicated by the fact that veterans are likely to differ from nonveterans in ways that are correlated with subsequent economic outcomes but are not observable to the researcher. This report builds on earlier work to understand how military service affects earnings, especially how these effects differ by the number of years of service and their military occupational specialties while serving. The authors also sought to understand how external factors and policies affect these impacts. To do this, they examined how economic conditions in the civilian labor market when individuals exit active duty affect postservice earnings, and they studied the effect on earnings of an Army recruiting program, Partnership for Youth Success, designed to promote enlistment but with the potential to ease the financial transition from military to civilian life

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Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corporation 2014

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Statement of responsibility: Paco Mortorelli, Trey Miller, Lindsay Daugherty, Mark Borgschulte
ISBN: 0833086952, 9780833086952
Note: Online resource; title from PDF title page (JSTOR, viewed October 3, 2014).
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 87-88).
Physical Description: 1 online resource (88 pages)
Subject: Soldiers Education, Non-military.; Armed Forces Salaries, etc.; Military discharge United States.; TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING Military Science.; Soldiers Education, Non-military United States.; United States.; Military discharge.; United States Armed Forces Pay, allowances, etc.
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