The Opportunity Costs of Mandatory Military Service: Evidence from a Draft Lottery

Conscription forces young men to serve in the military, irrespective of their opportunity costs. Using random assignment in the Danish draft lottery, we find a negative average effect of peacetime military service on earnings, an effect varying by ability, with high-ability men facing a $23,000 life...

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Volume: 38
Main Author: Bingley, Paul
Lundborg, Petter
Lyk-Jensen, Stéphanie Vincent
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: CHICAGO The University of Chicago Press 01.01.2020
published in: Journal of labor economics Vol. 38; no. 1; pp. 39 - 66
Data of publication: 20200101
ISSN: 0734-306X
EISSN: 1537-5307
Discipline: Economics
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: Social Sciences Citation Index
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