The Post-Service Socioeconomic Status Attainment of Women Veterans of the All-Volunteer Force.
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This thesis investigates the impact of military service on the socioeconomic status of women veterans of the post-1973 U.S. all-volunteer force by comparing the earnings and family income of women veterans to similar non-serving women. Data from the 1990 Public Use Microdata Sample L were used in this analysis. This data set is a .45 percent sample drawn from 1990 Census data and contains information on 1,139,142 individuals. These data are delineated by labor market area, which allows for the calculation and control of local labor market conditions. Military service may directly impact status attainment by increasing a woman veterans human capital andor her ability to convert human capital into socioeconomic status. Additionally, military service may also affect status attainment indirectly through its influence on familial variables e.g., number of children, marital status and through employers perceptions of the capabilities of veterans relative to non-veterans. Using semilogarithihic regression, I found that, overall, African-American women veterans, white Hispanic women veterans,
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