Accession Number:

ADA250979

Title:

The Economic Status of American Casualties of the Vietnam War

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

An analysis of data concerning American casualties of the Vietnam war indicates that wealthy communities had only slightly lower casualty rates than poorer communities. Detailed data for urban and rural areas, as well as data for casualties from wealthy towns, is examined in order to test the hypothesis that casualty patterns reflect great economic disparity. Various perspectives on the data consistently lead to the conclusion that economic disparity among casualties of the Vietnam war is often overstated in public debate about the issue.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE