Accession Number:

ADA243040

Title:

Post-Service Earnings of Veterans: A Survey and Further Research

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

112.0

Abstract:

This thesis analyzes the post-service labor market experience of military veterans. First, an exhaustive survey of the literature on the post- service earnings was conducted. Research studies were classified according to survey sample, methodology and empirical findings. Second, an empirical analysis of the effect of veteran status on post-service earnings was performed. A dataset was created using the 1986 Reserve Components Survey. Standard human capital models were estimated to measure the effect of 1 veteran status, 2 formal military training 3 military on-the-job training, and 5 civilian- reserve job similarity. the results indicate a small overall negative return to veteran status. However, results for the individual services varied. A positive return was found for service in the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, but a penalty was observed for service in the Army. It appears that black veterans were not hurt by military service. The results for training and transfer variables were positive for the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE