Civil returns of military training: a study of young men in Sweden
2010 (English)In: Defence and Peace Economics, ISSN 1024-2694, E-ISSN 1476-8267, Vol. 21, no 5-6, 547-565 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of our study was to examine the effect of military training on the earnings of young men in Sweden. The analysis is based on the cohort of males born in 1973. This cohort was conscripted during a time of rapid change in Swedish security policy and substantial cutbacks in the armed forces. As a consequence, a relatively large proportion of the cohort was assigned a service category after the enlistment test but one third of these individuals were never conscripted. We argue that these organizational changes, along with data on important background variables, make it possible to rely on selection on observables. A clear finding is that military training has a positive effect on annual earnings at the age of 30 for those men in the category 'private soldier' who do not subsequently obtain a high level of educational. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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EBSCO Industries, Inc. , 2010. Vol. 21, no 5-6, 547-565 p.
Sweden, Elementary and Secondary Schools, Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools, National Security, Military education, Young men, Recruiting & enlistment, National security -- Sweden
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-36259DOI: 10.1080/10242694.2010.528245ISI: 000285345800010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-36259DiVA: diva2:352941