Opportunity Cost and the Incidence of a Draft Lottery

Military conscription implicitly taxes draftees. Those who would have volunteered at the market wage may be forced to serve for lower wages, and those with higher opportunity costs may be forced to serve regardless, yet little is known about the distribution of this burden. We exploit the Danish dra...

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Volume: 8057
Main Author: Bingley, Paul
Lundborg, Petter
Vincent Lyk-Jensen, Stéphanie
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: Bonn Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) 2014
published in: IZA Discussion Paper Vol. 8057
Data of publication: 2014
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: EconStor
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