The Economic Status of American Casualties of the Vietnam War
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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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.
- Government and Political Science